Sir Elton John sets an new record with Glastonbury performance
Sir Elton John’s final UK performance of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour at Glastonbury 2023 has set a new record for the festival’s viewing figures. The three-hour set was reportedly watched by over seven million people across the BBC, with nearly 50% of the audience share, making it the most-watched performance in the festival’s history. The Rocketman legend performed on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday, June 25, 2023, and marked his first-ever appearance at the festival. The crowd present at the festival was all ages, with the youngest singing even louder for one simple reason: Elton’s music is timeless and travels.
Sir Elton John’s performance at Glastonbury 2023 will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the most epic performances ever to light up the Pyramid Stage. Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis said the festival would be marking the momentous occasion of the performance being Sir Elton’s final UK show of his last ever tour with “the mother of all send-offs”.
Sir Elton John’s Glastonbury performance surpassed other Glastonbury performers like Lewis Capaldi and the Arctic Monkeys, while the career-spanning set included hits such as 1970’s “Your Song” and 1973’s “Bennie and the Jets” . He also welcomed four guest stars: Brandon Flowers of The Killers, Jacob Lusk of Gabriels, Rina Sawayama, and Steven Sanchez.
Audience: The crowd present at the festival was all ages, with the youngest singing even louder for one simple reason: Elton’s music is timeless and travels.