Jeff Lynne's ELO to perform at Glastonbury 2016

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 February 2016
Jeff Lynne

Jeff Lynne

Jeff Lynne's ELO will play the Sunday afternoon legend slot on the Pyramid Stage at this year's Glastonbury Festival

Jeff Lynne's ELO will perform at Glastonbury this year.

Following in the footsteps of music icons such as Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett and Lionel Richie, the 'Mr. Blue Sky' singer has been confirmed to be playing the legend's Sunday afternoon slot at the world famous music festival in Somerset, South West England.

Announcing the news on his BBC Radio 2 Show, Chris Evans revealed: "There's nostalgia, there's a bit of retro in there, there's solid gold. Who is worthy of that slot today?

"Well, it's more of a case of is that slot worthy of this artist this year ... playing the Sunday afternoon slot on the Pyramid Stage this year will be the one and only Jeff Lynne and his ELO."

Chris also confirmed that most of the line-up for this year's festival - which sold out in just 30 minutes - has already been booked.

He added: "Emily Eavis, who runs Glastonbury now for her dad, has stated they've booked over 80 per cent of the 2016 line-up. And those rumours have been Muse, Foo Fighters and Coldplay headlining on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday."

Jeff Lynne's ELO briefly appeared on BBC's Children In Need Rocks in 2013, before being convinced by Chris Evans to perform in full at Radio 2's Live in Hyde Park in 2014.

No other acts have been confirmed for this year's Glastonbury, which will take place between June 22 and June 26.

Jeff Lynne's ELO

ELO frontman Lynne and keyboardist Richard Tandy play their back catalog of hits.

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