Diana Ross plays the ‘legends’ slot machine on Glastonbury 2020 on Sunday afternoon, her first performance at the festival.
“To all my fans around the world, this is my tribute to you,” Ross said. “Every concert feels like a private party, I see your eyes and feel your hearts. I’m coming to Glastonbury with love. “
The slot time on Sunday is usually one of the biggest draws of the weekend. This year, Kylie Minogue made her debut in Glastonbury, 14 years after she canceled a headline in 2005 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
It was the most viewed Glastonbury performance ever on the BBC, with 3.9 million viewers tuning in. Ed Sheeran previously achieved the record of 3.1 million viewers for his 2017 headline slot.
Ross is the first act to be announced for Glastonbury 2020. Tickets for the festival were sold out within 34 minutes when they went on sale on Sunday, with a record 2.4 million people trying to get hold of one of the 135,000 seats available.
The bookmakers’ favorites to hit the head are Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift (whose European tour dates have a striking Glastonbury hole), Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, and Oasis.
Last month, McCartney said he “started thinking” about whether he could head the festival, “or whether it would be good”.
Björn Ulvaeus from Abba has poured cold water on rumors that the Swedish band could reform for the festival: “It’s a straight, straight no,” he said.
Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the festival. To celebrate this, the founder, Michael Eavis, and co-organizer Emily Eavis will publish a book, Glastonbury 50, with contributions from artists such as Jay-Z, Adele, Dolly Parton, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Noel Gallagher, Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker and Billy Bragg.