It wouldn’t be November without a Glastonbury headliner reveal, and this one is a whopper.
Diana Ross has re-confirmed for Glastonbury 2022, bringing her Motown hits to the Pyramid Stage on Sunday afternoon. She joins esteemed music royalty such as Kylie Minogue (2019), Lionel Ritchie (2015) and Tom Jones (2009) to have played the eagerly anticipated Legend teatime slot.
Rather surprisingly, this will be her first appearance at the festival despite a career that has spanned seven decades and started some 11 years before the inaugural Glastonbury in 1970.
Ross started out with The Supremes in the 60’s, eventually becoming lead singer and pushing the group to their first number one hit “Where Did Our Love Go” in 1964. Six years of hits would follow, with the most notable being the timeless “You Can’t Hurry Love” in 1966, before Ross pursued her solo career.
Her self-titled debut album was released in May 1970, this included the instant classic “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, and another 9 albums would follow in that decade alone.
The 80’s opened with her most successful album to date, Diana, and the iconic disco smashes “Upside Down” and “I’m Coming Out” were standout singles that are still known and loved today. Large live performances then became the norm as a crowd of over 80,000 saw Ross perform at the 1982 Superbowl and a year later she treated Central Park to a two day concert. Notable hits during the second half of the decade include “All Of You” and “Chain Reaction”.
A further Superbowl appearance happened in the 90’s, along with opening the 1994 FIFA World Cup in Chicago and the 1995 Rugby League World Cup at Wembley Stadium. Treating these crowds to her biggest hit of the decade “When You Tell Me That You Love Me” from her 1991 album The Force Behind The Power.
The new millennium welcomed two previously unreleased albums, one a reunion with The Supremes and the other Blue written in 1972. World tours were also undertaken to promote the album I Love You in 2007, in 2010 a greatest hits tour encompassing her then 50 year discography and finally in 2017 the conclusion of her In The Name Of Love Tour.
The re-confirmation of Diana Ross’ festival appearance coincides with the release of her latest album Thank You which is her first original material since 1999, so we implore all our guests to give it a listen in preparation for what will no doubt be a standout performance at Glastonbury 2022.