Kylie Minogue will play Glastonbury’s legend slot subsequent summer season – 14 years after breast most cancers pressured her to tug out of headlining the pageant.
The pop star will play the coveted tea-time slot on 30 June, following the likes of Dolly Parton and Barry Gibb.
“It is going to be 14 years since I used to be initially meant to seem there and a lot has occurred so far,” stated the singer on Instagram.
“I am unable to wait to see you all there to share this particular present.”
“We’re delighted to announce that Kylie is lastly bringing her present to Glastonbury,” stated organiser Emily Eavis. “We can not wait.”
Kylie was initially imagined to headline the Pyramid Stage in 2004, but had to cancel to endure therapy.
Basement Jaxx stepped in to interchange her, and coated her hit Cannot Get You Out Of My Head in tribute.
Coldplay’s Chris Martin, headlining on the Saturday evening, additionally performed Minogue’s signature tune, telling the viewers: “Everybody’s paid to see Kylie as nicely. Should not we keep in mind absent pals?”
Kylie returned to Worthy Farm in 2010 to cameo with Scissor Sisters, however has by no means performed a full set.
Chatting with the Related Press earlier this yr, the 50-year-old stated she’d love to put the ghosts of 2004 to relaxation.
“Once I was imagined to do it, I believe I might have been the primary solo feminine to headline in nevertheless a few years it was, so I used to be actually pleased with that at the moment.
“Clearly it did not occur. So sure, it will be wonderful and really emotional to be standing there and doing what I did not get to do all these years in the past, for certain.”
Her return comes a yr after she headlined Radio 2’s Hyde Park pageant, and brought Jason Donovan on stage to recreate their 1988 duet Particularly For You.
Whereas a repeat at Gastonbury is unlikely, the star is aware of easy methods to put collectively a crowd-pleasing set and, with 51 hit singles, and 7 quantity ones – together with Cannot Get You Out Of My Head and I Ought to Be So Fortunate – she’s sure to attract an enormous viewers.
Kylie will probably be joined on the line-up by grime star Stormzy, who’s been introduced because the Friday evening headliner.
Not one of the different acts have been revealed in the meanwhile, however rumoured headliners embrace Paul McCartney, Arctic Monkeys, Madonna and Fleetwood Mac.
Glastonbury 2019 takes place on Worthy Farm from 26-30 June, after taking a fallow yr in 2018.
Tickets have already bought out however there will be full coverage on BBC TV, radio and online.