Who will play the Glastonbury 2024 legends slot?

29 February 2024, 13:34 | Updated: 29 February 2024, 15:29

Shania Twain, Chaka Khan and Stevie Nicks are all among the acts in the frame for the Glastonbury tea time slot
Shania Twain, Chaka Khan and Stevie Nicks are all among the acts in the frame for the Glastonbury tea time slot. Picture: Getty/ Press

Emily Eavis teased that a female had been booked for the legends slot next year... Radio X takes a look at who's rumoured to be appearing.

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This year saw Glastonbury 2024 organiser Emily Eavis drop two huge hints about the festival, which takes place form 26th - 30th June next year.

While she revealed that she'd had "a call from a really big American artist" who was free to headline next year, she also confirmed that the legend artist "is female".

With Madonna among those tipped to take the top spot at the Pyramid Stage, it remains to be seen who could take the coveted legend slot come tea time in 2024.

So who's playing the Glastonbury 2024 legends slot? Lets take a look at some possible contenders below...

In the frame for the Glastonbury legends slot? Chaka Khan, Shania Twain, Annie Lennox and The Spice Girls
Chaka Khan, Shania Twain, Annie Lennox and The Spice Girls are all being tipped for the legends slot. Picture: Alamy Stock Images/Getty Images
  1. Stevie Nicks

    Stevie Nicks plays with Fleetwood Mac in 2009
    Stevie Nicks plays with Fleetwood Mac in 2009. Picture: Gaye Gerard/Getty Images

    Despite many rumours over the years, Fleetwood Mac have never headlined Glastonbury Festival. Following the tragic death of Christine McVie, the band has maintained they could conceive of going on without her, but Stevie Nicks has had a successful solo career and continued to tour playing some of the band's biggest hits.

    Now, Stevie Nicks has been confirmed for BST Hyde Park 2024, topping the bill on Friday 12th July with the fill line-up still to be announced.

    Could a Sunday tea time slot be the perfect way for Fleetwood Mac fans to hear their favourites at the Somerset festival? She's certainly still free on Glasto weekend.

  2. Shania Twain

    Shania Twain plays Austin City Limits Music Festival 2023
    Shania Twain plays Austin City Limits Music Festival 2023. Picture: Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)/Getty

    Country legend and pop icon Shania Twain performed to audiences throughout 2023, playing two dates at The O2 London and joining Foo Fighters on stage for a duet of Best Of You at Austin City Limits.

    Shania is embarking on a Las Vegas residency at the Bakkt Theater in Planet Hollwyood in May 2024 and now she's been confirmed for UK and Ireland shows, which will see her in and around the UK and include a headline show at BST Hyde Park.

    In fact, she's set to play a night at Belfast's Belsonic on 27th June, followed by a date at Dublin's Malahide Castle on 28th June, leaving her free to play the legends slot on Sunday 30th June.

    There's no denying that she has the chops to carry off a Legends slot performance worthy of Kylie or Dolly Parton, plus hits such as That Don't Impress Me Much, You're Still The One and Man! I Feel Like A Woman are sure to get the crowds singing along.

  3. Chaka Khan

    Chaka Khan performs artr Gabrielle's Angel Foundation Hosts Angel Ball in 2022
    Chaka Khan performs artr Gabrielle's Angel Foundation Hosts Angel Ball in 2022. Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation

    The iconic soul singer has announced she will be marking 50 years in the business with a show at London's Blenheim Palace on 13th June 2024 alongside Sister Sledge and The Fatback Band. She's also headlining Love Supreme Jazz Festival in East Sussex between 5th and 7th July.

    The US star has also just been announced as the curator for Meltdown Festival 2024, which takes place from 14th June - 23rd June at London's Southbank Centre, putting her in a prime position to head down to Glastonbury the week after.

    Could the legend bring the likes of Ain't Nobody, I Feel For You, Tell Me Something Good and I'm Every Woman to Worthy Farm in 2024? It certainly looks like it.

  4. Cher

    Cher in 2023
    Cher in 2023. Picture: Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images

    Cher has recently revealed in a UK interview that she'd "like to" play the coveted Glasto set. With a career that spans over six decades, there's no denying that the 77-year-old icon would be considered a legend worthy of the tea time slot. Her hits, which include I've Got You Babe, The Shoop Shoop Song, If I Could Turn Back Time and Believe would make the perfect afternoon treat, not to mention the opportunity to see the crowds dressed up as the icon with black wigs.

    Cher hasn't toured the UK for several years, but she made a return London this December to take part in several events to promote her new Christmas album and performed on Strictly Come Dancing.

  5. Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow on The Late Late Show with James Corden in 2022
    Sheryl Crow on The Late Late Show with James Corden in 2022. Picture: Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images

    The singer-songwriter Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee is embarking on tour dates next year, which includes newly announced shows in the UK in June. The Everyday Is A Winding Road singer plays the likes of Halifax's The Piece Hall and Hampton Court Palace in mid June, before heading to Spain for dates the week before Glastonbury takes place. This means she has the perfect Glasto-shaped hole to play the Sunday slot on 30th June 2024.

    Could we be getting a mass-singalong of All I Wanna Do come Sunday at 4pm?

    See Cheryl Crow's full dates here.

  6. Barbra Streisand

    Barbra Streisand in 2019
    Barbra Streisand in 2019. Picture: Kevin Kane/Getty Images for BSB

    The legendary American singer-songwriter and actress is set to release her memoir My Name Is Barbra on 7th November. Could she be also revisiting her music career by heading for the tea time slot at Glastonbury Festival next year?

  7. Annie Lennox

    Annie Lennox performs in 2019
    Annie Lennox performs in 2019. Picture: Getty

    The Eurythmics legend, OBE and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee is partly responsible for some of the most iconic hits in the British cannon, so a teatime slot would not feel out of place. Annie Lennox has previously said she will no longer tour and her former bandmate Dave Stewart plans to perform the Eurythmics Songbook in November, but could Annie dust off another solo performance next June?

  8. Spice Girls

    The Spice Girls perform at the 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony
    The Spice Girls perform at the 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

    Emily Eavis remarked that the legend slot "is female" but didn't necessarily say it would just be one. The Spice Girls have been a part of the discussions when it comes to Glastonbury for many years, with Mel B often teasing there are talks of a reunion taking place at Worthy Farm. Most recently, it's been rumoured that the band were in talks to come back as a five-piece for the festival, meaning Geri Horner, Mel B, Melanie C, Emma Bunton AND Victoria Beckham aka posh spice would all return.

    Plus, they aren't total strangers to the festival, with Mel C playing the festival and also joining Blossoms on stage for a performance of Spice Up Your Life.

    2024 only increased speculation about an appearance for the band, with Royal Mail stamps being released to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary.

    Mel B has since teased that more "really good news" which involves all five bandmates would be coming soon.

    Mel B talks upcoming wedding, ‘AGT,’ new Spice Girls music, more

    Speaking on The Today Show who is also known as Scary Spice - also teased that it's going to be the gift that keeps on giving" and will involve all five bandmates would be coming soon.

    Speaking on The Today Show, she said: "I've been saying it forever but now we're gonna be releasing some really good news in a few weeks which involves all five of us.

    "So we've got our stamps out from the Royal Mail, which has never been done before. It is a massive for the Royal Mail, usually it's the Queen or the King and now it's the Spice Girls!

    "But there's five of us, with five different diaries. We're all parents."

  9. Gladys Knight (not likely)

    Gladys Knight performs at The Elizabeth Taylor Ball To End AIDS in 2023
    Gladys Knight performs at The Elizabeth Taylor Ball To End AIDS in 2023. Picture: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images for The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

    Gladys Knight will be in the UK on her Farewell Tour at the exact same time Glastonbury takes place. She'd also be in good company with fellow Motown legend Diana Ross previously playing the legends slot.

    However, Gladys has a date in Bournemouth on Sunday 30th June, which means she'd have quite a job on her hands doing the slot on the same day