The iconic singer will make his debut appearance at the UK festival in June next year
Glastonbury organisers have announced their first headliner for the June 2015 edition, and it is none other than soul superstar Lionel Richie. The ‘Hello’ singer, who has a massive following around the globe, will be performing at UK festival for the first time. Glastonbury is scheduled for June 24-28, and the tickets for the festival are already sold out.
The official announcement from the organisers on the festival’s website says:
We’re very pleased to announce that soul icon Lionel Richie is the first artist to be confirmed for Glastonbury 2015. He will make his debut UK festival appearance in the Sunday teatime slot on the Pyramid Stage.
Emily Eavis, co-organiser of the festival, was quoted saying,
“We are over the moon. We’ve had some amazing performances in the Sunday teatime slot over the years, from Neil Diamond, Shirley Bassey, Paul Simon and many others. And, of course, Dolly Parton played an incredible set this year. So we felt very lucky to get the call from a true Motown legend asking to play next year. He’s got so many amazing songs, to see him perform here on the farm is just going to be wonderful.”
Richie too confirmed the news via his Facebook page.