Diana Ross confirms she will play legends slot at Glastonbury 2022


Diana Ross, 77, confirms she will play legends slot at Glastonbury 2022 and releases new single I Still Believe


Diana Ross has confirmed she will play the legends slot at Glastonbury 2022 on Sunday June 26.

The iconic musician, 77, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday: ‘I’m so excited and grateful to finally know that I’ll be seeing you at #Glastonbury.’

Ross has also released a brand new single titled I Still Believe, taken from her new album Thank You.

Exciting: Diana Ross, 77, has confirmed she will play the legends slot at Glastonbury 2022 on Sunday June 26

Exciting: Diana Ross, 77, has confirmed she will play the legends slot at Glastonbury 2022 on Sunday June 26

Pandemic: The star had been scheduled to perform on the Pyramid stage in 2020 but it was cancelled due to the pandemic (Glastonbury's Pyramid stage pictured in 2019)

Pandemic: The star had been scheduled to perform on the Pyramid stage in 2020 but it was cancelled due to the pandemic (Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage pictured in 2019)

I Still Believe is the fourth single the Detroit-born star has released from her new album and her Glastonbury performance will be part of Thank You’s UK tour dates.

Co-written by Dua Lipa collaborator Autumn Rowe alongside Ruth Anne Cunningham, I Still Believe was produced by Jack Antonoff and is ‘an uplifting song about love, hope and positivity’.

Ross recorded her latest album Thank You in her home studio and it marks her 25th studio record.

The ‘very personal’ collection of songs were curated with the theme of gratitude and dedicated to the audiences that have supported her throughout the years, according to an accompanying press release.

Twitter: Ross wrote on Twitter on Tuesday: 'I'm so excited and grateful to finally know that I'll be seeing you at #Glastonbury'

Twitter: Ross wrote on Twitter on Tuesday: ‘I’m so excited and grateful to finally know that I’ll be seeing you at #Glastonbury’

It was reported earlier this month that Ross’ place on Glastonbury’s 2022 line-up was to be announced in the coming days.

The Supremes star had been scheduled to perform on the Pyramid stage at the Worthy Farm festival in 2020 but it was cancelled due to the pandemic.

The singer will now embark on her UK Thank You tour at various dates around the country next June before a few days break in her schedule, which leaves her free for the event.

New album: Ross has also released a brand new single titled I Still Believe, taken from her new album Thank You

New album: Ross has also released a brand new single titled I Still Believe, taken from her new album Thank You

Ross told The Mirror: 'So many people asked me to return to the UK - I'm answering the call, and looking forward to seeing everyone next summer'

Ross told The Mirror: ‘So many people asked me to return to the UK – I’m answering the call, and looking forward to seeing everyone next summer’

She told The Mirror: ‘So many people asked me to return to the UK – I’m answering the call, and looking forward to seeing everyone next summer.

‘The audiences are really the exciting part for me in the show. There is always a connection that I feel when I am on stage. I love being able to look out and see the faces.

‘When you’re watching me, I’m also watching you.

‘Everything is really about give and take. It’s you and me. It’s us together. It’s never me by myself. My musicians with me are my family away from home. It’s such a blessing this work.’

Billie Eilish is the only other confirmed headliner at next year’s Glastonbury festival so far, amid rumours the other main performers could include Adele and Taylor Swift.

But Sir Elton John, who has a gap in his tour, and Sir Paul McCartney, another scheduled 2020 performer, are also rumoured to be appearing at the event.

Kylie Minogue, Lionel Richie and Dolly Parton have previously played in the Sunday legends slot.

Line up: Billie Eilish is the only other confirmed headliner at next year's Glastonbury festival so far (pictured this month)

Line up: Billie Eilish is the only other confirmed headliner at next year’s Glastonbury festival so far (pictured this month)

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