Yusuf, aka Cat Stevens, has been announced to fill the legendary Legends slot at Glastonbury 2023.
The first batch of artists for this summer’s festival were revealed this morning (March 3), with Arctic Monkeys and Guns N’ Roses joining Elton John as headliners on the iconic Pyramid Stage.
Also on the bill are Lana Del Rey, Lizzo, The War On Drugs, Chvrches, Lil Nas X, Christine And The Queens and Manic Street Preachers.
Yusuf/Cat Stevens is also on the bill, and will be performing at Glastonbury’s Legend Slot on Sunday June 25, according to BBC News. The Worthy Farm singer and songwriter will be performing.
This annual performance, reserved for the most ancient artists, is traditionally held at around 4:00 pm at the Pyramid.
Last June, Diana Ross performed in this space, which has been joined in recent years by artists such as Kylie Minogue, Barry Gibb, ELO’s Jeff Lynne, Lionel Richie and Dolly Parton.
Before today’s announcement, it was rumored that the Spice Girls, Robbie Williams, Roxy Music or Duran Duran were contenders for this year’s Sunday slot.
Yusuf/Cat Stevens released a reimagining of their 1970 studio album ‘Tea For The Tillerman’ back in 2020. NME’s three-star review of “Tea for the Tillerman²” can be read here.
In other Glastonbury news, co-organiser Emily Eavis has confirmed that the John Peel Stage has undergone a name change ahead of the 2023 festival.
Glastonbury 2023 takes place between 21 and 25 June. Tickets sold out last November. General sale tickets sold out within an hour, while coach packages sold out in less than 25 minutes. According to the organizers, “demand far exceeds supply.”
Tickets are expected to go on sale again in the spring.