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Lionel Richie to play Glastonbury 2015

30 November 2014, 21:14 | Written by Laurence Day

Legendary genre-defying megastar Lionel Richie will perform at Glastonbury 2015, organisers reveal.

The former frontman of The Commodores confirmed his appearance, and will play the Sunday afternoon 'legends' slot.

Emily Eavis said: "We are over the moon, we felt very lucky to get the call from a true Motown legend asking to play next year. He's got so many amazing songs, to see him perform here on the farm is just going to be wonderful."

Richie also made a statement, saying he was "really excited to play Glastonbury next year as it's one of the most iconic festivals in the world." Continuing, he added that "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. It will be a really special moment for me and I can't wait to share it with everyone. I can now say 'Yes, I'm playing Glastonbury'."

This year's teatime legend slot was a storming, career-spanning set from Dolly Parton, attracting near-record crowds for at the Pyramid Stage.

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