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Elton John has created a “model new present” for Glastonbury 2023

Elton John has created a “model new present” for Glastonbury 2023


Elton John has revealed that he has developed a “model new present” for his set at Glastonbury 2023.

The singer-songwriter introduced the replace in a brand new interview with BBC Radio One — the place he admitted that he has already deliberate for the upcoming set to be not like any of his previous performances.

He’s set to take to the stage on Sunday for the ultimate night time of the 2023 instalment (June 25), and can carry out on the Pyramid Stage as a part of the music icon slot. The gig may also mark the ultimate date of his mammoth Farewell Yellow Brick Street tour, which has spanned over 350 dates throughout the course of 5 years.

Initially, the farewell tour was set to attract to a detailed in 2021 — permitting the now-76-year-old to spend extra time together with his household — nevertheless, this was later rescheduled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and later by a hip damage he sustained final 12 months.

Now, based on the brand new interview, it appears that evidently the ‘Rocketman’ singer is seeking to finish his reside exhibits with a bang, and has deliberate for the Sunday set to really feel like a “model new present”.

“I’m beginning with a music I haven’t performed for about 10 years, so we’ll see the way it goes,” he started. “I’ve received the set listing down, I’ve received rehearsal dates booked for the visitor artists, so we simply should hope the climate will nonetheless be good.”

Elton John performs at Dodger Stadium on November 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (CREDIT: Michael Kovac/Getty Pictures)

Though the music veteran didn’t present any particulars on who could also be becoming a member of him on stage on the Glastonbury present, some followers are already hoping that the line-up could also be just like that of his closing US present final 12 months. Happening on the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in 2022, the artist was joined by an array of shock visitors together with folk-rock icon Brandi Carlile and pop sensation Dua Lipa.

Sir Elton did as an alternative verify that he has revamped the setlist for the upcoming present in a bid to make it extra thrilling for his viewers.

“It’s a special present to what individuals have been seeing. On Farewell Yellow Brick Street, there’s numerous deep cuts, it’s not all hits, and also you’ve received to maintain individuals ,” he defined. “Whenever you put a setlist collectively, I all the time say it’s a bit like having intercourse. You begin off rather well, then you definitely sit back slightly bit, then in the direction of the tip of the present all hell breaks unfastened.”

In a earlier interview held this month, the ‘Candle In The Wind’ singer admitted that he was “slightly intimidated” by the prospect of headlining the Worthy Farm competition — particularly as a result of it is going to be his first time visiting the location.

Day one among Glastonbury Competition at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 22, 2022 in Glastonbury (Image: Ki Worth/Getty Pictures)

“I’m slightly, not frightened, however I’m slightly intimidated by it as a result of I haven’t performed there, I haven’t been there,” he stated. He additionally confirmed that whereas he deliberate to finish his farewell tour in 2021, he felt that the brand new timing of the ultimate dates had “come on the proper time”.

“I’m an excellent believer in serendipity and destiny — that is essentially the most fantastic approach to log out in England,” he stated, discussing the Glastonbury slot. “They’ve been fantastic. Emily [Eavis, festival co-organiser]’s been incredible.”

John will high the invoice at Glastonbury 2023 alongside Arctic Monkeys and Weapons N’ Roses. Different confirmed acts embrace Lizzo, Wizkid, Lil Nas X, Chvrches, Lana Del Rey and The Battle On Medicine.



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