The legendary British music festival Glastonbury has just confirmed the first act for the 2020 edition of the event. It was announced that the iconic American soul and R&B diva Diana Ross will perform on June 28, the final day of the festival, taking the “legends slot.”
Ross, who earned prominence as part of The Supremes joins a prestigious company of music acts that have performed Glasto’s “legends slot,” including Johnny Cash, Paul Simon, and Dolly Parton. The 2019 edition saw Kylie Minogue taking the slot and delivering a record-breaking performance in terms of live and TV audiences.
Following the official announcement, Ross went on social media to express her excitement for the performance. This will be her first show in the United Kingdom since 2008.
“This is a dream come true,” Ross wrote on Twitter. “To all the fans across the world, this is my tribute to you. I’m coming to Glastonbury, with love.”
Diana Ross started her music career in 1959 as the lead singer of girl-group The Supremes, with whom she released 18 studio albums. Ross departed from the group in 1970 and since then has released 24 solo studio albums and is a recipient of Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.