The ‘legends’ slot at Glastonbury. Its reputation as one of the festival’s biggest moments grows every year. In the past, that afternoon Pyramid Stage slot on Sunday, has been filled by the likes of Dolly Parton and Paul Simon. Lionel Richie certainly didn’t disappoint as he brought the hits in the sunshine in front of an estimated 100,000 music fans.
In 2014, it was Dolly, her white jumpsuit and charming stories, which pulled in one of the biggest crowds in Glastonbury’s history. That buzz seems to have spilled over into 2015, as a beaming Lionel Richie strolled on stage at 4pm to a busier field than any other act has mustered.
Lionel, looking visibly shocked by the size of the audience, opened with ‘Running With The Night’, before telling the crowd he’s brought “the California sunshine” to Glastonbury.
Some people went that extra mile with their decorated flags.
Of course, it was a hit-packed set from Lionel, which included songs like ‘Easy’, ‘All Night Long’ and ‘Three Times A Lady’.
More Lionel fan-art. Richie had some of the best T-shirts available at the merchandise stand over the weekend, including one which said “Hello? Is it mud you’re looking for?”
Fans chanted the star’s name and the security guards in front of the stage had even learned a dance that they performed when he played ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’.
“What the hell is going on?” exclaimed Lionel referencing the size of the crowd. Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage field was reportedly at capacity (120K people).
Who’s your money on for the legends slot in 2016? It’s been Tom Jones, Paul Simon and Neil Diamond in the past.