Mark Ronson will perform at Glastonbury Festival

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 May 2016
Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson has joined the line-up for Glastonbury festival next month, and will take to the stage to perform with Tame Impala's Kevin Parker in the Shangri-La area

Mark Ronson has joined the line-up for Glastonbury Festival.

The 40-year-old DJ will be heading to the music extravaganza held in Somerset, South West England, on Friday, 24 June, Saturday 25 June, and Sunday 26 June, and will take to the stage in the Shangri-La area to perform live with Kate Tempest, Reef and Tame Impala's Kevin Parker.

The Glastonbury Festival social media account announced the news via twitter on Wednesday (18.05.16) with a picture detailing the artists set to perform in the after-hours epicentre.

The tweet said: "This year's @ShangrilaGlasto line-up, venues and themes just announced! (sic)."

The 'I Can't Lose' singer's set will be followed by fellow DJ's Seth Troxler, Eats Everything and Jamie Jones, while Adele and Coldplay are set to headline the main stage over the four-day party.

Meanwhile, organiser Emily Eavis has revealed plans are in motion to honour the late music legends David Bowie and Prince on the 46th anniversary with a giant metal lightning bolt to be erected above the Pyramid Stage inspired by the sleeve of Bowie's 1973 'Aladdin Sane' album, and a series of "late-night Prince parties" to be held across the four-day event.

Speaking previously, Emily said: "The Pyramid Stage is going to have a tribute to David Bowie - the 'Aladdin Sane' lightning flash, in metal, which will be designed by Joe Rush ... We're also looking at a few Prince tributes. There's talk of late-night Prince parties and things."

Emily - who is the daughter of Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis - added there will be a second "intimate" homage to Bowie at The Park Stage where Philip Glass's Symphony No 4, based on Bowie's 'Heroes' LP, will be performed.

She said: "We're doing Philip Glass's Heroes Symphony on the Park Stage on Saturday night, which is going to be a really intimate tribute to Bowie. It's being conducted by Charles Hazlewood with members of the Paraorchestra. And we're going to do an incredible light show which will go on for the whole show and beyond, into the night."

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