Chaka Khan, Shania Twain Competing For Glastonbury’s Prestigious ‘Legends’ Slot
The two stars are believed to be in advanced negotiations to perform at the festival in the Sunday afternoon spot, which has previously seen the likes of Kylie Minogue, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross and Lionel Richie grace the festival’s world famous pyramid stage.
A source told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: “Talks have been ongoing for months and months with both Chaka and Shania. Organisers have left it far later than usual to nail down the festival’s three headliners and that has meant no decision has been made about who to choose for the Legend slot.”
“But Chaka and Shania are top of the list, have each said they would be interested and are both keeping the date free. It would be an incredible honour for either of them — and the hits would please everyone.”
Shania previously admitted it would be a “dream come true” to bag the Glastonbury gig.
She told The Sun in August: “I’m not aware of it yet but wouldn’t that be awesome? I’m not sure where we’re at with that yet. Obviously it would be a dream come true. It’s an incredible honour and I’ve always heard so much about it. It’s the thing. It would be extraordinary. I would do it in a heartbeat, so let’s see what happens.”
Chaka Khan, meanwhile, will certainly be in the UK for shows next summer. Recently it was announced that she will celebrate 50 years in music with a 10,000 capacity show at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. Khan will perform on a triple bill alongside Sister Sledge and The Fatback Band as part of the five-night Nocturne Live concert series, which returns from 12-16 June. The singer has also been confirmed for The Cambridge Club, which returns to the magical Childerley Orchard just outside Cambridge: a three-day event running from Friday 7 June to Sunday 9 June 2024.
Though yet to confirm the headliner for next year’s Glastonbury’s ‘Legends’ slot, organiser Emily Eavis did previously admit that a woman would take the slot this year. She said in October: “Certainly, I can say the legend is female.”