Who will play the Glastonbury 2024 legends slot?
6 November 2023, 10:35 | Updated: 1 December 2023, 11:45
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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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 at tea time in 2024
So who's playing the Glastonbury 2024 legends slot? Lets take a look at some possible contenders below...
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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.
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? At the moment she's certainly got the space in her calendar - and she's in the country.
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?
With a career that spans over six decades, there's no denying that 77-year-old Cher 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 performed in the UK for several years, but she is returning to London this December to take part in an In Conversation event to promote her new Christmas album.
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. Could a Sunday tea time slot be the perfect way for Fleetwood Mac fans to hear their favourites at the Somerset festival?
Nicks has been on tour for much of 2023 and continues into early next year, but as yet she's free after March 2024, which leaves plenty of space for her to grace the festival with her presence in June.
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?
Country legend and pop icon Shania Twain has been performing 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.
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.
Shania is embarking on a Las Vegas residency at the Bakkt Theater in Planet Hollwyood in 2024, but she has a large space between 26th May and 3rd August... More than enough time to come down to London in June.
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.
In August, Geri Horner - otherwise known as Ginger Spice - told The Sunday Times that speculation wasn't true, but the band were working on something, saying "at some point there will be something” to mark their 30th anniversary. However, she's always been good at keeping a secret. Could it just be a very good double bluff?
Gladys Knight (not likely)
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