UK/Euro Lineup Update: Diana Ross At Glasto, Killers At Rock Werchter, New Leeds Fest
Omar Vega/Getty Images – Diana Ross on stage during the 2019 World AIDS Day Concert “Keep the Promise”.
The iconic singer will perform Glastonbury’s Legends Slot next summer.
Diana Ross At Glasto
Glastonbury Festival announced that Diana Ross will perform the festival’s Legends slot next year, which traditionally takes place as part of Sunday’s schedule at teatime.
In 2022, that day will fall on June 26. Since Diana Ross will be touring the UK with her new album, Thank You, next summer, a stop at Worthy Farm, Glastonbury, only makes sense. The tour will mark the iconic singer’s first return to the UK since 2008.
Said Glastonbury co-organizer Emily Eavis: |”I’m thrilled to be able to let you know that the magnificent Diana Ross is coming to play at Glastonbury next summer. We were so excited to book such a legend for Glastonbury 2020 and are so happy that she’s the first to re-confirm for next year.”
Ms Ross is considered one of the most successful recording artists and entertainers of all time, with more than 50 number one hits around the globe and 100 million records sold.
Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images – Brandon Flowers of The Killers performs during Forecastle Music Festival at Louisville Waterfront Park, July 13, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky.
The band will take the main stage of Rock Werchter Festival Belgium next year.
Big Names For Rock Werchter 2022
Meanwhile in Belgium, Rock Werchter Festival added another big name to its 2022 lineup. The Killers will be taking the main stage at Werchter’s Festivalpark, July 3.
The Killers will play on the main stage before Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other big names already announced to perform during the festival include Pearl Jam on opening night, Metallica, Faith No More, Twenty One Pilots and Imagine Dragons.
Rock Werchter, after being forced to cancel two summers in a row like most festivals in Europe, will taken place June 30-July 3 next year. More names will soon be added to the bill, promoter Live Nation announced.
One-day tickets for Friday, July 1, are sold out, but four-day passes and one-day tickets for the other days are still available at ticketmaster.be.
Live At Leeds: In The Park Premieres
Back in the UK, Futuresound Events, the makers of Live At Leeds, announced a new outdoor iteration of the festival, dubbed Live At Leeds: In The Park.
The premiere takes place at Temple Newsam Park in Leeds, June 4. Headliners Bombay Bicycle Club lead a bill that also includes Nothing But Thieves, Arlo Parks, Sea Girls, Honne and many more.
Bombay Bicycle Club last played the festival thirteen years ago, after having released its debut album, I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose.
Speaking about the first edition of Live At Leeds: In The Park, festival promoter Joe Hubbard commented: “We’re incredibly excited to release the first ever Live at Leeds In the Park line up. After the most difficult couple of years it felt amazing to deliver Live at Leeds In the City this year, and following it up with this brand new event for 2022 makes the future feel really positive. Hopefully everyone loves this line up as much as us, and our loyal Live at Leeds crowd enjoy having two festivals to look forward to in 2022!”
The long-standing original, Live At Leeds: In The City, will return to the inner city of Leeds Oct. 15, 2022.