Soul singer Diana Ross told thousands of people gathered on the Pyramid stage to “feel the power of love” as she went through hit after hit.
She kicked off her set with the 1980 classic I’m Coming Out, to applause during her Sunday Teatime Legend slot on the final day of Glastonbury wearing a stunning outfit teamed with a stunning white cape and headpiece ensemble.
The soul singer treated the crowd to a selection of classics including Baby Love, You Can’t Hurry Love, Stop! Pink confetti was launched from the stage at The Name of Love and at the conclusion of the chain reaction.
He also performed I’ll Survive and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, which he released as a hit version in 1970.
A slideshow of photos was shown to the crowd from Ross’s long career to his appearance on stage – which met with loud cheers from the audience.
Defying earlier ominous forecasts, the sun was shining on a packed crown, armed with flags and lively festive costumes, as she sang songs from her new album Thank You.
She said: “During these last three years, I’m going to call it a holiday, it gave me a chance to think about the important things in life because I couldn’t hit the road and the album is called Thanksgiving.
“I want you to know how grateful I am for this life, I am filled with thanks to each and every one of you, I love the idea of singing in the day … I can see in your eyes.”
Later she said: “Feel the power of love.”
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After announcing that she had recently turned 78, Ross urged the crowd to dance with her as a line of security staff showed off Diana Ross’s masked fans from appearing in front of the camera. First performed a routine of the Upside Down.
Earlier on Sunday, George Ezra confirmed he was the secret guest on the John Peel stage on Sunday, three days after he pulled out of the Tinderbox festival in Denmark due to a “bad bout of laryngitis”.
Ezra made an electrifying debut, also featuring the hits Hold My Girl, Paradise and Blame It on Me, before launching into a rendition of Cassie O’s before launching into a John Peele stage walk for anyone.
The Hertfordshire singer-songwriter left the stage in applause after singing Shotgun.
Kendrick Lamar will close Glastonbury as the festival’s final headliner on Sunday, the day Sir Paul McCartney delivered a history-making set.
American rapper Pyramid will be the last artist to take the stage, concluding the festivities at Worthy Farms in Somerset.
Lamar’s show on the main stage will mark his Glastonbury debut, and is expected to play several hit tracks, including songs from his recently released fifth studio album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.
In 2020 it was announced that the 50th anniversary of the Grammy-winning singer Glastonbury would be titled, but the festival has faced a two-year delay due to the pandemic.
On Saturday evening, Sir Paul enthralled the crowd with a show-stopping set list that included surprise guests from Bruce Springsteen and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.
As he stepped onto the pyramid stage, the former Beatle became the festival’s oldest solo headliner, a week after celebrating his 80th birthday.
During his more than two-hour set, he played a number of classic songs including Hey Jude, Blackbird, Live and Let Die, Ob-La-Di, Obalada and Get Back.
The electrifying show was further enhanced as they introduced Grohl on stage to sing I Saw Her Standing There and the band on the run, Grohl’s first public performance since the death of his Foo Fighters bandmate, drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Springsteen took to the stage to play Glory Days and I Wanna Be Your Man alongside Sir Paul.
As part of the encore, through special techniques that could differentiate John Lennon’s vocals from earlier recordings, Sir Paul Pyramid was able to duet The Beatles’ track I’ve Got a Feeling with his former bandmate on stage. Were.
Earlier on Saturday, Pyramid Stage hosted a speech by Greta Thunberg, where she called on society with the global climate crisis to take “the historic responsibility to make things right”.
His speech was followed by a set by the pop rock band Ham, with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds following him to the Pyramid Stage.
Billie Eilish made headlines on Friday night on the Pyramid stage, becoming Glastonbury’s youngest solo headliner ever.