Elton John wraps up its final stint in the UK with a performance on one of the biggest stages of them all – Glastonbury Festival.
The Rocket Man take to the Pyramid Stage on Sunday 25th June, the final night of Glastonbury 2023, for what promises to be a set full of classics.
“It gives me immense pleasure to tell you that the one and only Elton John will be making his first ever Glastonbury appearance, headlining the Pyramid Stage on Sunday night next year,” writes Glastonbury co-organizer Emily Eavis, daughter of founder Michael Eavis. “This will be the last UK show of Elton’s last ever tour, so we’re closing the festival and marking this huge moment in both our stories with the mother of all broadcasts. We’re so excited to finally bring Rocket Man to Worthy Farm.”
Elton calls time on his extraordinary touring career with a fittingly epic trek, the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.
Dates began in 2018, and when it wraps up next July at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, it is expected to set the bar as the most profitable tour ever. It is just the third tour in history to pass the $600 million threshold U2‘s 360 tour ($736.4 million), and Ed Sheeran‘s The Divide Tour ($776.4 million).
The British pop legend completed his last race of North America last month with a series of dates at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, the finale of which was captured for the special, Elton John Live from Dodger Stadiumwhich exclusively streams on Disney+.
Founded in 1970, Glastonbury is the granddaddy of British festivals. And with its enviable reputation as a rite of passage and the place where all the giants of contemporary music come to work, Glastonbury has already sold out its 2023 edition long before the final bill is announced.
Next year’s event, held again at Eavis’ Worthy Farmin south-west England, is expected to host to around 200,000 people.