Sir Elton John becomes the most-watched Glastonbury headliner EVER
Sir Elton John is the most-watched Glastonbury headliner EVER: More than 120,000 fans pack out Worthy Farm as Rocketman singer draws biggest ever crowd – while more than 7M watch from home
- The 76-year-old megastar packed his final UK leg of his tour with all the hits
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Sir Elton John soared to the top spot of the most watched Glastonbury sets ever after more than 120,000 fans packed out Worthy Farm’s Pyramid Stage and more than 7 million people watched from home.
An average of 7.3 million viewers tuned into BBC One’s Glasto coverage between 9pm and 11.05pm to watch Sir Elton, who was playing the last UK date of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour – dwarfing the 2.5 million viewers who tuned in for Paul McCartney’s headline set last year.
The BBC said this was the biggest ever overnight audience for a Glastonbury set and the broadcaster had a nearly 50 per cent share of all TV audiences at that time on Sunday.
A peak audience of 7.6 million of five minutes was also seen during the programme, according to the corporation.
The 76-year-old megastar, who packed hits like ‘Tiny Dancer’, ‘Rocket Man’ and ‘Your Song’ into his swansong performance, surpassed rock band Arctic Monkeys’s headline set on Friday night with an average of 1.5 million viewers on BBC One.
Sir Elton John soared to the top spot of the most watched Glastonbury sets ever after his star performance on Sunday night
More than 120,000 fans packed out Worthy Farm’s Pyramid Stage to see the Rocketman singer
Sir Elton was playing the last UK date of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour
The megastar packed his performance with hits like ‘Tiny Dancer’, ‘Rocket Man’ and ‘Your Song’
‘Oh wow. I never thought I’d ever play Glastonbury. And here I am,’ Sir Elton told the crowd.
‘It’s a very special and emotional night for me because it may be my last show ever in England and Great Britain.’
In a gold suit and his trademark quirky spectacles, he blasted out hits including ‘I’m Still Standing’ and ‘I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues’ in a performance rated five-star by most reviewers.
Sir Elton has only a handful of shows left, with dates in France, Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden over the last weeks of his farewell tour.
He has had one of the most glittering careers in show business, selling more than 300 million records worldwide, winning every industry award and raising millions of pounds for the global fight against HIV/AIDS.
According to the BBC, more than 200,000 festival goers attended Glastonbury from June 22 to 26.
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