Miss Ross is heading to Glastonbury Festival, the grandaddy of U.K. fests.
Diana Ross will perform in the aptly-named “legends slot,” on the Sunday night of Glastonbury Festival 2020.
“This is a dream come true,” writes Ross in a post on Twitter. “To all the fans across the world, this is my tribute to you. I’m coming to Glastonbury, with love.”
— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) October 10, 2019
The big news was confirmed by Glastonbury’s co-organizer Emily Eavis, who tweeted, “I am delighted to say that one of the all-time greats, the wonderful Diana Ross, is coming to Glastonbury to play the Sunday legend slot on the Pyramid next year.”
I am delighted to say that one of the all-time greats, the wonderful Diana Ross, is coming to Glastonbury to play the Sunday legend slot on the Pyramid next year.
— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) October 10, 2019
Ross needs no introduction, though her half-century of hits might be unfamiliar with the typical Glastonbury crowd.
The 75-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide over her career, and enjoyed 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hits — six solo, 12 as part of The Supremes. She also has 14 top 10 albums to her name, and she recently admitted she’d met with producer Mark Ronson to discuss her next album.
Ross was inducted into the Rock Hall in 1988, as part of The Supremes.
When she hits the stage at Michael Eavis’ Worthy Farm next June, she’ll join the ranks of Dolly Parton, Jeff Lynne’s E.L.O., Lionel Richie and, most recently, Kylie Minogue, in the coveted Sunday afternoon slot at the main, Pyramid Stage.
According to the BBC, it will be her first show in the U.K. since 2008.
Next year’s 50th anniversary Glastonbury will be held from June 24 to 28. Tickets sold out in just 34 minutes, according to a notice posted to the event’s website.