Diana Ross established for the legends slot at Glastonbury 2020

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There’s a chain reaction happening down on Worthy Farm…

Diana Ross has been confirmed as the first act for Glastonbury 2020, where she’ll take on the revered Legends slot.

About confirmed
In Christian denominations that practice infant baptism, confirmation is seen as the sealing of Christianity created in baptism. Those being confirmed are known as confirmands. In some denominations, such as the Anglican Communion and Methodist Churches, confirmation bestows full membership in a local congregation upon the recipient. In others, such as the Roman Catholic Church, confirmation “renders the bond with the Church more perfect”, because, while a baptized person is already a member, “reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace”.Roman Catholics, Eastern Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Churches view confirmation as a sacrament. In the East it is conferred immediately after baptism. In the West, this practice is usually followed when adults are baptized, but in the case of infants not in danger of death it is administered, ordinarily by a bishop, only when the child reaches the age of reason or early adolescence. Among those Catholics who practice teen-aged confirmation, the practice may be perceived, secondarily, as a “coming of age” rite.In traditional Protestant denominations, such as the Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist and Reformed Churches, confirmation is a rite that often includes a profession of faith by an already baptized person. It is also required by most Protestant denominations for full membership in the respective Church, in particular for traditional Protestant churches, in which it is also recognized secondarily as a coming of age ceremony.Confirmation is not practiced in Baptist, Anabaptist and other groups that teach believer’s baptism. Thus, the sacrament or rite of confirmation is administered to those being received from those aforementioned groups, in addition to those converts from non-Christian religions.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Church do not practice infant baptism, but baptize only after the “age of accountability” is reached. Confirmation occurs either immediately following baptism, or on the following Sunday. The baptism is not considered complete or fully efficacious until confirmation is received.There is an analogous ceremony also called confirmation in Reform Judaism. It was created in the 1800s by Israel Jacobson.

Diana Ross confirmed for the legends slot at Glastonbury 2020

About legends
A legend is a historical narrative, a symbolic representation of folk belief.
Legend(s) or The Legend(s) may also refer to:

“To all my fans across the world, this is my tribute to you,” Ross said.

“Every concert feels like a private party, I can see your eyes and feel your hearts. I’m coming to Glastonbury, with love.”

Diana Ross confirmed for the legends slot at Glastonbury 2020

The Supremes legend will appear on the Sunday (June 28) of the iconic festival, tackling the teatime slot that has previously played host to the likes of Kylie Minogue, Dolly Parton and Lionel Richie.

Confirming the slot, Glastonbury wrote on Twitter: “We are delighted to announce that @DianaRoss will play the Sunday legends slot on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2020.”

Glasto boss Emily Eavis added: “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.”

The appearance will see Ross making her Glastonbury debut, having been linked with an appearance on several past occasions.

It comes after Kylie Minogue graced the Legends slot in 2019, some 14 years after her battle with breast cancer forced her to pull out of a headline slot.

Her Legends slot went on to become the BBC’s most-watched Glastonbury performance of all time, with 3.9 million viewers tuning in.

Kylie Chris Martin Glastonbury

Kylie at Glastonbury 2019

Confirmation of Ross’ performance comes after Glastonbury tickets for 2020 sold out in 34 minutes last Sunday – with a record 2.4 people attempting to get their hands on just 135,000 places.

Meanwhile, anticipation has been gathering around who could headline Glastonbury 2020 to mark the festival’s 50th anniversary. Rumoured acts include Paul McCartney, Foals, The 1975, Taylor Swift, Green Day and Fleetwood Mac among others.