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Lionel Richie has been announced to play the Sunday teatime slot at next year’s Glastonbury festival.

The singer, who is set to follow in the footsteps of Dolly Parton, Shirley Bassey and Neil Diamond, is the first big name confirmed for Worthy Farm.

The festival slot will mark the 65-year-old’s first time appearing at the 135,000 capacity event and his first UK festival appearance. The Sunday slot attracts one of the biggest audiences across the entire weekend, and guarantees audiences a chance to sing-along and dance to the former Commodores member’s set.

Richie, who has sold over a 100 million records, will embark on a European tour next year before arriving in the UK in February, with a date at London’s 02 Arena on March 1.

There has been a lot of speculation as to who will fill the headline slot at Glastonbury 2015, with Foo Fighters, Fleetwood Mac and The Libertines all rumoured to be in the running, but with no confirmation from the festival’s organizers.

The full line-up set to be announced in Spring 2015.

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