Glastonbury 2023: Elton John’s Pyramid Stage setlist and special guests including Brandon Flowers

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Elton John headlined the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury last night for his last ever UK show.

Elton John wowed UK fans for the final time last night with his Glastonbury festival headline slot as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. The ‘Rocketman’ singer told the Pyramid Stage crowd: "I never thought I’d ever play Glastonbury and here I am. I’d better play well and I’d better entertain you."

The performance brought the Worthy Farm festival to a close on Sunday night (June 25), which was also headlined by Arctic Monkeys on Friday and Guns N’ Roses on Saturday.

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Ahead of the show, Elton John teased at least four surprise guests for the gig, with rumours suggesting it could be Britney Spears, Harry Styles and Dua Lipa. However, none of the rumoured acts made an appearance during the performance.

Elton also paid tribute to his late friend George Michael on what would have been the singer’s 60th birthday. He said, “this is for you, George” before performing their famous duet ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’.

But what other songs did Elton John play at Glastonbury festival 2023 and who were the surprise guests? Here’s everything you need to know.

Elton John Glastonbury 2023 setlist and special guests

Elton John made his Glastonbury debut on Sunday nightElton John made his Glastonbury debut on Sunday night
Elton John made his Glastonbury debut on Sunday night | Leon Neal/Getty Images
  • Pinball Wizard
  • The B***h is Back
  • Bennie and the Jets
  • Daniel
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues
  • Philadelphia Freedom
  • Are You Ready for Love (with Jacob Lusk and the London Community Choir)
  • Sad Songs (Say So Much)
  • Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  • Until I Found You (with Stephen Sanchez)
  • Your Song
  • Candle in the Wind
  • Tiny Dancer (with Brandon Flowers)
  • Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (with Rina Sawayama)
  • Crocodile Rock
  • Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting
  • I’m Still Standing
  • Cold Heart / Sacrifice
  • Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me
  • Rocket Man

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