As Diana Ross performs at Glastonbury, look back at her iconic stage style

·Fashion and Shopping Writer, Yahoo Life UK
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Diana Ross' stage style has endured through the decades. (Getty Images)
Diana Ross' stage style has endured through the decades. (Getty Images)

American soul singer and 1970s icon, Diana Ross is set to perform during Glastonbury's coveted "legend slot" this weekend.

The Motown star will bring her collection of hits, including 'Baby Love' and 'Upside Down', to the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm on Sunday 26 June.

The soul star was originally due to make her Glastonbury debut in 2020, before the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Sunday 'teatime' legends slot typically draws some of the event's biggest crowds, with stars such as Dolly Parton attracting the festival's biggest ever audience in 2014, and Kylie Minogue's 2019 set becoming the BBC's most-watched Glastonbury performance ever.

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"I'm so excited and grateful to finally know that I'll be seeing you at Glastonbury," Ross said in a statement.

The former Supremes singer recently joined a whole host of famous faces coming together for the BBC’s Platinum Party At The Palace concert celebrating the Queen’s 70-year reign in June.

In a statement, the singer said she was “absolutely delighted to receive an invitation to perform on such a momentous and historic occasion”.

A torrential downpour, with winds gusting to 55 miles per hour, didn't stop Diana Ross from shining in an embellished jumpsuit for her outdoor concert in Central Park in 1983. (Getty Images)
A torrential downpour, with winds gusting to 55 miles per hour, didn't stop Diana Ross from shining in an embellished jumpsuit for her outdoor concert in Central Park in 1983. (Getty Images)

Ross began her decade-spanning career in the late 1950s as one third of The Supremes, but her career – and style – trajectory only skyrocketed from there.

Ross' first performances were awash with brilliant stage outfits by Bob Mackie, but she quickly became known for her glamorous 70s stage style.

From sparkling bodysuits, to glittery dresses to sequinned jumpsuits, Ross’ performance style was nothing short of show-stopping.

Ahead of Glastonbury the star is set to tour the UK for the first time since 2007, promising an "electrifying tour of music, memories and career magic... with all of her spectacular costume changes."

As she is set to take to the Glastonbury stage this weekend, take a look back at some of Diana Ross' best on-stage looks.

Diana Ross' show-stopping on-stage style in pictures.

2022

Diana Ross performed at the Platinum Party At The Palace at Buckingham Palace to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of the Queen. (Getty Images)
Diana Ross performed at the Platinum Party At The Palace at Buckingham Palace to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of the Queen. (Getty Images)

2015

Diana Ross stage style
Diana Ross performed at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival in 2015 wearing a sequinned blue two-piece. (Getty Images)

2004

Diana Ross at the Billboard Awards 2004
Diana Ross chose a frothy 3D floral number for the Billboard Awards in 2004. (Getty Images)

2004

Diana Ross stage style
Diana Ross wore a glittering orange dress with a feathered headdress at a concert in Rotterdam in 2004. (Getty Images)

2002

Diana Ross stage style
Diana Ross opted for a canary yellow, sequinned leopard-print strapless dress for a performance at the Picnic in the Park concert for the Princes's Trust in 2002. (Getty Images)

2000

Diana Ross, Faith Hill, and Mariah Carey at VH1 Divas 2000: Tribute to Diana Ross
Diana Ross with Faith Hill (left) and Mariah Carey (right) at VH1 Divas 2000: Tribute to Diana Ross in Madison Square Garden in 2000 wearing a fluffy purple gown. (Getty Images)

2000

Mariah Carey and Diana Ross at VH1 Divas 2000: Tribute to Diana Ross
Diana Ross shared the stage with Mariah Carey at VH1 Divas 2000: Tribute to Diana Ross in 2000, where the two singers wore matching gold and silver mini slip dresses. (Getty Images)

1997

Diana Ross on stage style
The singer opted for a vibrant orange sequinned dress with a cowel neck at a concert in Birmingham in 1997. (Getty Image)

1996

Diana Ross Super Bowl XXX 1996
The singer headlined the Super Bowl XXX half time show in 1996, opting for a skin-tight purple catsuit with a shimmering gold coat over the top. (Getty Images)

1997

Diana Ross stage style
For one of her costume changes at the Super Bowl XXX half time show, Ross stripped off a voluminous orange gown to reveal a pink catsuit beneath. (Getty Images)

1994

Diana Ross stage style
She wore a shimmering black gown during her Forever Diana! World Tour at Wembley Arena in 1994. (Getty Images)

1991

Diana Ross stage style
Wearing an embellished glittery gown with a cinched waist in 1991. (Getty Images)

1983

Diana Ross best stage style
Diana Ross during her 1983 Central Park in New York City, wearing a white lace bodysuit and silver high heels on stage. (Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)

1983

Diana Ross best stage style
Diana Ross during her 1983 Central Park residency in New York City, wearing a shimmering pink jumpsuit with long sleeves and a deep V-neck. (Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)

1983

Diana Ross best stage looks
Diana Ross on stage during her 1983 Central Park concert, wearing an orange outfit with her cape blowing behind her. (Tom Gates/Getty Images)

1983

Diana Ross best stage style
Performing during her 1983 stint at Central Park in New York City, Ross wore a sequinned kimono-style dress with featured cuffs, in true '70s style. (Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)

1983

Diana Ross best stage style
Her Central Park concert in 1983 featured a whole host of costume changes, seen here quickly stepping into a yellow and red jumpsuit. (Tom Gates/Getty Images)

1977

Diana Ross best stage style
The singer was the picture of glamour for An Evening With Diana Ross in 1977 wearing a sequinned white dress with a plunging cut-out detail. (Fred Sabine/NBCU Photo Bank

1973

Diana Ross best stage style
Wearing a very chic black floral dress with exaggerated lapels and a poppy-coloured corsage in 1973. (Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)

1972

Diana Ross best stage style
The soul singer chose a vibrant red sequinned gown to perform on stage in Paris, promoting the release of her 1972 film Lady Sings the Blues. (Alain Dejean/Sygma via Getty Images)

1968

The Supremes Cindy Birdsong, Mary Wilson, Diana Ross
Diana Ross (far left) when she was in The Supremes, wearing swirling sequinned long-sleeve dresses on an NBC TV performance in 1968. (NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

1965

 

The Supremes circa 1965.
The Supremes, from left Florence Ballard, Diana Ross, and Mary Wilson, singing in concert, circa 1965. (Getty Images)

1964

The Supremes, Cindy Birdsong, Mary Wilson, and Diana Ross, circa 1964.
Diana Ross (far left) in the The Supremes wearing one-shouldered dressed with a Sixties-style swirl print, circa 1964. (George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images)

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