Rina Sawayama, Stephen Sanchez, and Jacob Lusk of Gabriels be part of Elton John’s headline set at Glastonbury 2023

Performing a career-spanning set which incorporates the likes of “Bennie And The Jets”, “Somebody Saved My Life Tonight”, “Candle In The Wind”, “Rocket Man”, and “Tiny Dancer”, Elton John’s remaining UK efficiency was a memorable one.

Addressing the group with gratitude, he says: “I by no means ever thought I’d ever play Glastonbury and right here I’m and it’s a really particular night… I needed to let you know I’ve seen you standing there for thus lengthy and I recognize the outfits and the whole lot – it’s wonderful.”

For his first particular visitor, Elton John invited Jacob Lusk of Gabriels, alongside a gospel choir to carry out “Are You Prepared For Love”. Introducing his second visitor, TikTok star Steven Sanchez to carry out “Step Into Christmas”, he stated: “Once I selected my visitors for this present I needed to have this tune saved for one individual. This subsequent boy, I heard final yr on the radio in America. It was a success within the UK and America… I requested him to Glastonbury to play one in every of his personal songs. He is an incredible expertise.”

“We first met in 2005,” John says as he introduces Brandon Flowers of The Killers to the stage for “Ting Danceer”. He got here to my lodge suite, and performed his newest album referred to as Scorching Fuss, and we have been buddies ever since. He was the primary individual I believed to ask to sing with me regardless that he’s performed Glastonbury six instances.”

Rounding off the set with “Do not Go Breaking My Coronary heart”, that includes Rina Sawayama – who carried out yesterday and caught headlines for calling out Matty Healy – “I am Nonetheless Standing”, “Do not Let The Solar Go Down On Me”, as a tribute to George Michael, and “Chilly Coronary heart”, which usually options Dua Lipa who wasn’t obtainable for the night – “The one that sings this tune with me is not right here so you are going to should do her half”, John ended the set on “Rocket Man”.

Lastly, he thanks the group: “Thanks for 52 years of affection. It has been a unimaginable journey and I’ve had the very best time. I am going to always remember you. You are in my head, coronary heart, and soul. You have been an unimaginable crowd. I like you! I want you like and well being and happiness.”


  1. Pinball Wizard (The Who cowl which he performed for the primary time since 2009)
  2. The Bitch Is Again
  3. Bennie and the Jets
  4. Daniel
  5. Goodbye Yellow Brick Street
  6. I Guess That is Why They Name It the Blues
  7. Philadelphia Freedom
  8. Are You Prepared for Love (with Jacob Lusk and the London Group Gospel Choir)
  9. Unhappy Songs (Say So A lot) (with London Group Gospel Choir)
  10. Somebody Saved My Life Tonight
  11. Till I Discovered You (Stephen Sanchez tune with Stephen Sanchez)
  12. Your Track
  13. Candle within the Wind
  14. Tiny Dancer (with Brandon Flowers)
  15. Do not Go Breaking My Coronary heart (Elton John and Kiki Dee cowl with Rina Sawayama)
  16. Crocodile Rock
  17. Saturday Night time’s Alright for Preventing
  18. I am Nonetheless Standing
  19. Chilly Coronary heart
  20. Do not Let the Solar Go Down on Me (Devoted to George Michael)
  21. Rocket Man (I Assume It is Going to Be a Lengthy, Lengthy Time)