Diana Ross confirmed for the legends slot at Glastonbury 2020

There's a chain reaction happening down on Worthy Farm...

Diana Ross has been confirmed as the first act for Glastonbury 2020, where she’ll take on the revered Legends slot.

“To all my fans across the world, this is my tribute to you,” Ross said.

“Every concert feels like a private party, I can see your eyes and feel your hearts. I’m coming to Glastonbury, with love.”

The Supremes legend will appear on the Sunday (June 28) of the iconic festival, tackling the teatime slot that has previously played host to the likes of Kylie Minogue, Dolly Parton and Lionel Richie.

Confirming the slot, Glastonbury wrote on Twitter: “We are delighted to announce that @DianaRoss will play the Sunday legends slot on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2020.”

This is a dream come true. To all the fans across the world, this is my tribute to you. I'm coming to Glastonbury, with love. #Glastonbury2020 @GlastoFest pic.twitter.com/Zt0Ylt7TmK

— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) October 10, 2019

The appearance will see Ross making her Glastonbury debut, having been linked with an appearance on several past occasions.

It comes after Kylie Minogue graced the Legends slot in 2019, some 14 years after her battle with breast cancer forced her to pull out of a headline slot.

Her Legends slot went on to become the BBC’s most-watched Glastonbury performance of all time, with 3.9 million viewers tuning in.

Kylie at Glastonbury 2019

Confirmation of Ross’ performance comes after Glastonbury tickets for 2020 sold out in 34 minutes last Sunday – with a record 2.4 people attempting to get their hands on just 135,000 places.

While the 2020 headliners are yet to be announced, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Madonna rank among the bookies favourites for the event.

Last month, McCartney said headlining the event was a “distinct possibility.”

10/10/2019 10:22:19