Neil Diamond confirms Glastonbury show
13 May 2008
Neil Diamond has confirmed he will be playing the Sunday afternoon slot at Glastonbury.
One of Glastonbury's worst ever kept secrets, the American star will perform on the Pyramid
Stage on the closing day of the festival (29 June).
Despite being rumoured for months - and first revealed
on Virtual Festivals.com - organisers have yet to officially confirm him, instead leaving a gap in the line up for a "special
But the singer has confirmed he will definitely play the prestigious slot, sharing Sunday's stage with
fellow veterans The Verve, Leonard Cohen and Gilbert O'Sullivan.
told BBC 6Music: "Well I know it's one of the ultimate festivals and maybe the biggest. I've heard about
it for years and it just sounded right. It just sounded like, this time let's have some fun and play the Glastonbury festival
and y'know, hope that we're not laughed out of the country."
Diamond will follow in the footsteps
of legends Shirley Bassey, Brian Wilson and Johnny Cash, who have all played
the Sunday afternoon slot.
Asked about his late friend, Cash, he said: “Well, those are tough footsteps to
follow in, but I think we'll have some fun. That's basically why I want to do it."
Festival 2008 takes place at Worthy Farm, Somerset, from 27-29 June. Click HERE for the full line up.
You can still buy tickets, including coach travel, but you need
to register. More info HERE.