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Kylie Minogue confirmed for Glastonbury ‘legends slot’

By | Published on Thursday 20 December 2018

Kylie Minogue

If you put money on Kylie Minogue finally headlining Glastonbury next year, bad luck. You’re an idiot. That ship has sailed. She’s a legend now and legends don’t headline.

Minogue was due to headline the festival back in 2005, but had to pull out after being diagnosed with breast cancer. She has mentioned a desire to still play the event at various times in interviews over the years since then and she was among the bookies’ favourites to headline in 2019. Even more so after Emily Eavis said on Radio 2 that one of the artists already booked was a woman who is “not British”.

However, it’s now been announced that Minogue will actually play the so-called ‘legends slot’ on Sunday afternoon at Glastonbury 2019 – ie the slot previously occupied by the likes of Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Barry Gibb and Shirley Bassey. Though in its announcement, Glastonbury actually referred to “the legendary Sunday afternoon slot on the Pyramid Stage”, suggesting that the time rather than the artist is the fabled thing.

Confirming her intentions on Twitter, Minogue said: “I’m so THRILLED to announce that I’ll be playing the ‘legend slot’ on Sunday 30 Jun at Glastonbury 2019. It will be fourteen years since I was originally meant to appear there and so much has happened up to now. I can’t wait to see you all there to share this special show”.

So, currently Stormzy remains the only headliner officially announced for next year. The Spice Girls could still be in there.