Glastonbury fans believe they have rumbled one of Elton John’s surprise guests after overhearing soundcheck
Sir Elton John is set to be joined a series of special guests during his closing set at Glastonbury festival on Sunday evening.
The Rocket Man singer, 76, previously teased the star-studded line-up, saying: ‘I’ve got guests who I can’t tell you who they are. But it’s going to be wonderful – I’m really looking forward to it.’
Since then, fans have been desperately guessing who the unknown performers will be, with guesses including Britney Spears, Dua Lipa and Olly Alexander.
Many speculated that Britney was a likely candidate after they collaborated together last year on the track, Hold Me Closer.
However, a music correspondent who overheard Elton’s soundcheck this morning thinks they have figured out one of the guests.
Surprise! Sir Elton John is set to be joined a series of special guests during his closing set at Glastonbury festival on Sunday evening
Hours before Sir Elton’s set, music correspondent Mark Savage took to Twitter to announce: ‘Elton John’s team just performed a soundcheck at Glastonbury.
‘As one mic was being tested, a member of the crew said: ‘One, two, one two. Rina mic, one, two.’ So is that @rinasawayama confirmed for the Pyramid Stage tonight?’
It is a likely choice, as Rina and Elton debuted on a version of Rina’s hit, Chosen Family, in 2021
Elton is set to close Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage on Sunday night with a ‘completely unique’ set for his last ever UK show that will also feature four surprise guests.
The flamboyant British singer’s performance follows two sun-drenched days at the famous music festival in southwest England, where tens of thousands of fans were enthralled by Guns N’ Roses, the Arctic Monkeys, the Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Lewis Capaldi and others.
John’s husband and filmmaker David Furnish told Sky News the ‘Rocket Man’ singer’s first appearance at Glastonbury will be ‘very special’ and feature four collaborators of his choosing, which some fans have speculated could include Dua Lipa and Britney Spears.
The Pyramid stage will also see singer Yusuf/Cat Stevens perform in the festival’s ‘legends’ slot, followed by Blondie and Lil Nas X.
Could it be? However, a music correspondent who overheard Elton’s soundcheck this morning thinks they have figured out one of the guests
Elton known for his glittery outfits and iconic glasses, is nearing the end of his final tour, of which Glastonbury will represent the last British show.
Fan Emily Brett from London said she was looking forward to crowd singalongs, including for ‘Tiny Dancer.’
‘What’s brilliant about Elton is it is like something for everyone, all ages,’ the 43-year-old who works in marketing said. ‘I’ve got a sparkly jacket in my bag ready to go, so I’ll be busting that out for Elton.’
Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis, whose father Michael started the festival on Worthy Farm in 1970, said the show would be an amazing send-off for John.
‘He’s been carving out a set that’s going to be completely unique to Glastonbury,’ Eavis told the festival’s Glastonbury Free Press paper. ‘I love his love for doing that. I don’t want to give anything away, but it’s going to be amazing.’ (Reporting by Sachin Ravikumar. Editing by Jane Merriman)