Neil Diamond for Glastonbury Sunday

Leonard Cohen also on final day bill

30 January 2008

Neil Diamond will play the prestigious Sunday afternoon slot on the Pyramid Stage, according to a reliable music industry source.

The New York crooner will follow in the footsteps of Dame Shirley Bassey and Brian Wilson, who have both played the late afternoon set in recent years.

It is also believed that Leonard Cohen will play on Sunday's bill, possibly headlining the Jazz World to close the festival. It would be the Canadian singer/songwriter's first UK show in more than 15 years.

Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis has hinted at a number of classic acts for Sunday and both Neil Diamond and Leonard Cohen would fit the bill.

He recently told Virtual Festivals: "We’ve got someone great for the Sunday afternoon slot. They're a band with a prominent male soloist, and also an amazing act headlining the Jazz World.

"We’ve got seven classic artists who are just unbelievable. The over 40s are going to have a lot to choose from anyway so we’re not letting them down. I, for one, will be on cloud nine come the Sunday.”

Glastonbury Festival said they would not be drawn on discussing specific acts and told VF: "Nothing will be confirmed until the full announcement is made after tickets have gone on sale.

"There are many acts being talked about so fans will just have to wait and see."

Glastonbury Festival takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset from 27-29 June.


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