Glastonbury confirms Diana Ross for Sunday legends slot in 2020

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  • The soul icon is the first artist locked in for the festival's 50th anniversary.
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  • Diana Ross has been confirmed for Glastonbury 2020. The soul superstar, who hasn't played in the UK since 2008, is the first artist booked for the festival, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary next June. She'll play the Pyramid Stage on Sunday afternoon, joining a long list of pop music icons to play the coveted legends slot, including Kylie Minogue and Dolly Parton. In a tweet, Ross called the booking a "dream come true." Ross, now aged 75, is perhaps best known as the lead singer of The Supremes, the best-selling act on Motown Records. She later forged a successful solo career, churning out hits like "Upside Down," "I'm Coming Out" and "The Boss," making her a perennial favourite with house and disco DJs. Next year's Glastonbury will be the biggest yet, with capacity increased to 210,000. Tickets sold out last weekend. A book celebrating the 50th anniversary will hit the shelves on October 31st. Watch Beyoncé's backing singers, The Mamas, paying tribute to Ross during their headline show at Glastonbury 2011. You can also read our review of this year's edition.
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