Elton John plays Glastonbury as the epic tour comes to a close

Elton John is set to perform at the Glastonbury Festival in June, which organizers say will be his farewell show in the UK.

The festival announced on Friday that the star will play the final night of the 2023 festival on June 25.

The festival tweeted: “We are incredibly pleased to announce that the one and only @EltonOfficial will be headlining the Pyramid Stage on Sunday night Glastonbury 2023 in what will be the final UK show of his final tour ever.”

Glastonbury draws more than 200,000 people to Worthy Farm in south-west England to see dozens of the world’s biggest stars. Last year’s lineup included Billie Eilish, Ziggy Marley, Foals, Kendrick Lamar, Olivia Rodrigo and Paul McCartney – at 80, the festival’s oldest headliner.

John will be 76 when he plays Glastonbury.

John wrapped up the North American leg of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour last month with a show at LA’s Dodger Stadium – the site of two of his career highlights in 1975 – with guests including Dua Lipa, Kiki Dee and Brandi Carlile.

Letters featuring Glastonbury on display at the 2022 music festival. Elton John will perform during the 2023 festival.
Letters featuring Glastonbury on display at the 2022 music festival. Elton John will perform during the 2023 festival.
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The farewell tour kicked off in September 2018 in Pennsylvania with the first of over 300 scheduled dates worldwide. It was suspended in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resumed in New Orleans in 2021.

The final leg of the tour will include dates in Australia, New Zealand and Europe next year. It is scheduled to conclude in Stockholm, Sweden in July.

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Emma Bowman

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