Lionel Richie to play Glastonbury 2015

Monday December 1, 2014

Lionel Richie will play at next year’s Glastonbury Festival, organisers have announced.

The former Commodores star will perform during the Sunday tea time slot which caters for music industry "legends".

The 65-year-old is the first artist confirmed for the 2015 event and he will be making his Glastonbury debut.

"We are over the moon," said festival co-organiser Emily Eavis, daughter of Glastonbury founder Michael.

"He's got so many amazing songs, to see him perform here on the farm is just going to be wonderful."

Lionel said of the honour: "It will be a really special moment for me and I can't wait to share it with everyone.

It has a phenomenal history and the alumni of artists who have previously played is incredible so I'm honoured to be joining that club," he continued.

Past acts that have performed during the coveted Sunday afternoon slot include Dolly Parton, Neil Diamond, Dame Shirley Bassey and Sir Tom Jones.

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