Glastonbury 2023: Elton John will headline Pyramid Stage in final UK gig
Glastonbury will be the final UK show of Elton John's last-ever tour
Elton John is to headline the Glastonbury Festival next summer, playing what will be the last ever UK date of his farewell tour. The BBC reported that the singer will top the bill on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday, 25 June.
In a statement announcing the show, Sir Elton said: "There is no more fitting way to say goodbye to my British fans. "I can't wait to embrace the spirit of the greatest festival in the world. It's going to be incredibly emotional."
Festival organiser Emily Eavis confirmed the news on Friday, saying: "It gives me enormous pleasure to let you know that the one and only Elton John will be making his first ever Glastonbury appearance, headlining the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday night next year.
"This will be the final UK show of Elton's last-ever tour, so we will be closing the Festival and marking this huge moment in both of our histories with the mother of all send-offs."
Sir Elton added that he "couldn't be more excited" to play at Worthy Farm.
"Every week I speak to new artists on my radio show and Glastonbury is often cited as a pivotal moment in launching their careers," he said. "
The festival's genuine, enthusiastic support for the best emerging talent is something I've long admired."
The show will come more than five years after Sir Elton, 75, announced his 350-date Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.
It was originally due to wrap up in 2021, but multiple dates had to be rescheduled due to both the pandemic and a hip injury.
Sir Elton recently wrapped up the US leg of the tour with a three-night stand at LA's Dodger Stadium.
The Glasto gig will come at the end of the UK leg of Sir Elton's farewell tour, which kicks off in Liverpool next March.
After Glastonbury, he only has seven dates left to play in Europe before he retires from touring.