He is currently on his 'farewell' tour, which was postponed by Covid and will finally wrap up next summer.

However, it seems that Elton John is determined to go out with a bang - and is the first act announced for Glastonbury 2023.

The 76-year-old icon will play Worthy Farm next summer and the gig will be his last-ever show on British soil.

Remarkably, it will also be the first time that Elton John has ever played the world's most famous music festival.

If you're thinking that he might slot neatly into the 'Legends' slot on Sunday afternoon, however, think again: he will headline Sunday night and bring Glastonbury 2023 to a close - so you can expect a big show.

"As the end of my Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour comes into view, there is no more fitting way to say goodbye to my British fans," he said. "They have been beyond brilliant, and have supported me through all the highs and lows of my career.

"Every week I speak to new artists on my radio show and Glastonbury is often cited as a pivotal moment in launching their careers – the festival’s genuine, enthusiastic support for the best emerging talent is something I’ve long admired."

He added: "‘It’s going to be incredibly emotional" and said that he had been in contact with festival chief Emily Eavis for weeks.

Eavis said: "It gives me enormous pleasure to let you know that the one and only Elton John will be making his first-ever Glastonbury appearance, headlining the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday night next year.

"This will be the final UK show of Elton’s last-ever tour, so we will be closing the Festival and marking this huge moment in both of our histories with the mother of all send offs."

Tickets for the festival, which takes place from June 21st - 25th, sold out within an hour of going on sale last month. However, there'll be another chance for fans to grab tickets early next year, when a resale of cancelled or returned tickets takes place.