Glastonbury 2019 lineup: Kylie Minogue to headline legends slot on Pyramid Stage
'I can't wait to see you all there to share this special show'
Kylie Minogue has announced she will play Glastonbury’s legend slot next summer – 14 years after she was forced to pull out of headlining the music festival after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
The pop star revealed the news on social media, tweeting: “I’m so thrilled that I’ll be playing the ‘Legend slot’ on Sunday 30 June at @GlastoFest 2019. It will be 14 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.”
Minogue will play the coveted tea-time slot on 30 June, following in the footsteps of revered artists such as Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Lionel Richie and Dolly Parton.
Basement Jaxx stepped in to replace Minogue after she pulled out from headlining the Pyramid Stage in 2004, with the group covering her hit single “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” in tribute.
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, who headlined on the Saturday night, also played her signature song and told the audience: “Everyone’s paid to see Kylie as well. Shouldn’t we remember absent friends?”
Minogue told Associated Press earlier this year that it would be “amazing and very emotional” to perform on the Pyramid stage, adding that she would be “doing what I didn’t get to do all those years ago”.
Festival organiser Emily Eavis said: “We are delighted to announce that Kylie is finally bringing her show to Glastonbury. We cannot wait.”