Glastonbury festival is never short of megastar artists on its bill, but the Sunday teatime ‘legends’ slot has become one of the biggest draws of the weekend, playing host to some of the most celebrated musicians of all time.
And today, festival organisers surprised lucky ticket holders by announcing that Diana Ross will be playing the coveted spot at next year’s 50th-anniversary celebrations.
"To all my fans across the world, this is my tribute to you," the singer tweeted. "Every concert feels like a private party. I can see your eyes and feel your hearts. I’m coming to Glastonbury, with love."
I am delighted to say that one of the all-time greats, the wonderful Diana Ross, is coming to Glastonbury to play the Sunday legend slot on the Pyramid next year.— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) 10 October 2019
As well as being a major style icon, Ross is one of the most successful female music artists in history; she rose to fame in Phil Spector’s 1960s girl group The Supremes, before launching her solo career as a disco singer the 1980s.
With a bulging back-catalogue of hits to draw on, like Baby Love, Upside Down and I’m Coming Out, it’s sure to be one hell of a show.
But her stage looks are just as iconic as her music, and we’re sure the 75-year-old singer will be bringing her larger-than-life style to Worthy Farm, with plenty of sequins, feathers and glitter.
Can’t wait for 2020? We’ve taken a look back at some of her best style moments over the years…
1. Beehives and two-pieces
Motown girl group The Supremes were well known for their old-school glamour, matching stage outfits and sky-high beehives. Here’s Ross supremely working a tailored skirt suit back in 1964 with her bandmates Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson.
2. Airport glamour
Most people rock up to the airport in tracksuit bottoms and hoodies, but Diana Ross proved she’s the ultimate style queen by gliding through Heathrow in a pair of oversized sunglasses and a hippy-chic outfit back in 1973.
3. Boots and baker boy hats
You rarely see Diana Ross in a pair of jeans, but when she does wear denim, she always manages to put a smart spin on it. Just check out this outfit from 1973 for proof.
3. Ahead of the curve
It’s hard to believe this photo was taken in 1976, because this jumpsuit, kaftan and heels combo is thoroughly on point for now.
4. Disco Diva
Everything about this image screams the 90s. The claret sequins. The velvet suit. Jamiroquai in his oversized hat.
5. Fierce in florals
Before Molly Goddard became the queen of gigantic dresses, Diana Ross was serving us some big looks back in 1997. Eat your heart out, Villanelle.
6. Do it like a diva
When VH1 threw a divas party for Diana Ross back in 2000, the singer knew she had to pull a red carpet show-stopper out of the bag. Here she is wearing the most oversized fur coat we’ve ever seen in our lives.
7. Deep purple
Bob Mackie was one of Ross’ favourite designers and created dozens of dresses for the singer over the years. For obvious reasons, he was often referred to as ‘the sultan of sequins’ or ‘the rajah of rhinestones’. Here she is unveiling a purple creation by the designer at the American Fashion Awards.
8. Hello yellow
Ross’s transformation from matchy-matchy girl group singer to feather coat-wearing diva was solidified in 2002, when she took to the stage in this yellow getup.
9. Feathers galore
Ross’s sassy style is never more apparent than on stage, where she’s never afraid to take risks with volume, colour and accessories.
10. Lady in red
Proving you can never have enough tulle, sequins or lamé in one outfit, Diana Ross breaks all the style rules in the best way possible. Move over Beyonce, the original diva is coming for Glastonbury – and she wants to world to know.