Voice Cyprus News
FeaturedArt & CultureWorld

Elton John enthralls Glastonbury in final UK show


 

Elton John enthralled a massive Glastonbury crowd on Sunday night in possibly his last show in Britain, delighting loyal fans but disappointing others who had hoped for star guest appearances.
The flamboyant British singer’s performance followed two sun-drenched days at the famous music festival in southwest England, where tens of thousands of fans heard Guns N’ Roses, the Arctic Monkeys, the Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Lewis Capaldi and others.
“Oh wow. I never thought I’d ever play Glastonbury. And here I am,” John, who wore a glittery golden jacket and rose-tinted glasses, said during the start of his first appearance at Worthy Farm.
“It’s a very special and emotional night for me because it may be my last show ever in England and Great Britain.”
He welcomed four guests at various stages of his show: singers Jacob Lusk, Stephen Sanchez and Rina Sawayama; and Brandon Flowers of rock band The Killers, with whom John performed “Tiny Dancer” to a rapturous crowd.
Some fans were expecting more star power after last year’s Glastonbury, in which Paul McCartney was joined on the Pyramid stage by surprise guests Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl.
“As an Elton fan, I thought he was great, but maybe the guests could have been bigger,” said Bex Whiting, 35, who was wearing a sparkly, rainbow-coloured jacket in tribute to John’s trademark appearance.
“I hate to say that, since he championed some real, local people, like Rina Sawayama. But I think there was a lot of talk in the crowd that it’s going to be Britney or Eminem or big names.”
John, 76, is nearing the end of his final tour, of which Glastonbury was the last British show.
“I want to thank you all for dressing up in your costumes and your glasses and your outfits,” he told the sea of humanity before him, which was punctuated by many in glittery outfits and glasses.
“I want to thank you also for 52 years of amazing love and loyalty that you’ve shown me. It’s been an incredible journey, and I’ve had the best, best time.”
(Source Reuters)

Related Posts
Deadly fire in southeast Turkey claims 12 lives

A huge wildfire in Kurdish parts of south-eastern Turkey has killed at least 12 people. Announcing the death toll on Read more

Last-chance miss denies Georgia its first win in draw with Czech Republic at Euro 2024

Georgia earned its first ever point at a major tournament after drawing with the Czech Republic 1-1 at the European Read more


Related posts

Rare tick disease found in England, health officials say

Voice Cyprus News

Weather forecast (August 29th, 2023)

Voice Cyprus News

Rishi Sunak did not attend to the D-Day commemorations in northern France

AP

Mixed Marriage Problem Solution Movement considers 14 granted citizenship as an important step

Voice Cyprus News

Daily currency exchange rates (January 29th 2024)

Voice Cyprus News

UK parliament passes Rwanda asylum law as Sunak vows flights will start in weeks

Reuters