Diana Ross has confirmed that she will be jetting into the country to appear at the Glastonbury Festival in 2020. The Motown star will become the latest legend to feature on the Pyramid Stage when she headlines at next year’s hugely anticipated event.

She becomes the first act to be confirmed for what is expected to be a memorable celebration, as the famous five-day Somerset extravaganza of contemporary Entertainment marks its 50th anniversary. With tickets having sold out in just 34 minutes when they went on sale recently, music fans are certainly keen to be a part of the 2020 experience.

The Michigan-born entertainer is expected to include many of the hits from her illustrious career, with tracks such as “Chain Reaction”, “Stop in the Name of Love”, “You Can’t Hurry Love” and the irresistible “Baby Love” sure to have onlookers singing along with the major star as nostalgia takes over.

Rumours are rife as to which other acts will join Ross on the various stages when the event opens its doors to the public between 24th to 28th June. Former Beatles’ veteran star Sir Paul McCartney has previously been touted – but not yet confirmed - as a potential performer in 2020, in addition to the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Taylor Swift.

Ross follows in Kylie’s footsteps

After the tremendous success when Kylie Minogue wowed fans at this year’s event in the coveted ‘legends slot’ at Glastonbury, Ross will be keen to receive a similar reception when she performs in what will be the famed soul singer’s first performance in the UK since 2008.

The 75-year-old American has become one of the biggest names in the Music industry since her early days in the 60s with The Supremes, becoming part of Motown folklore in the process.

The Supremes remain as one of the best-selling female groups of all time and achieved a remarkable string of successes in the American charts, including a staggering 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

Motown star excited by the news

Festival organiser, Emily Eavis told reporters that she was “delighted to say that one of the all-time greats, the wonderful Diana Ross, is coming to Glastonbury.” Ross is scheduled to perform on the final day, Sunday, 28th June and seems to be excited at the prospect, telling fans via her Facebook site that “this is my tribute to you.

I’m coming to Glastonbury with love.”

Major stars feature in ‘legends slot’

The prestigious ‘legends slot’ on the Sunday afternoon of the Glastonbury Festival has traditionally attracted the biggest crowds at the event, as a wide variety of global stars have come and gone over the years. Ross joins the likes of previous stars to appear at Worthy Farm, including Barry Gibb, Dame Shirley Bassey, Lionel Richie and even country star Dolly Parton back in 2014.