Kylie to Play Glastonbury’s Sunday Legend Slot in 2019
It seems fitting that the Legend slot be handed to Kylie Minogue in 2019. The pint-sized pop princess has been scoring endless hits since she made that transition from Australian soap star to Australian pop megastar, first with her own hit single – a cover of The Locomotion – and subsequently alongside Jason Donovan, with their saccharine-sweet crooner Especially for You, taken from Donovan‘s first album.
Since then, Kylie has maintained her position atop the pile of countless imposters who have tried – but never quite managed – to emulate her sound. Since the eighties, she has delighted her fans and audiences with her charm and talent on the stage. That is without mentioning her massive back catalogue of tracks that literally everybody on the planet can sing along to.
We are delighted to announce that Kylie is finally bringing her show to Glastonbury. She'll play the legendary Sunday afternoon slot at next year's Festival. And we cannot wait. pic.twitter.com/sTAqOUvN0i
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) December 19, 2018
So, we are delighted to share that Kylie has been awarded the coveted ‘Legend’ slot at Glastonbury 2019. The headliner of headline spaces takes place on Glastonbury‘s Pyramid Stage on the Sunday Evening of the festival and has previously featured some of the world’s hugest stars, including Dolly Parton and Lionel Richie. Rather than a) dancing on the ceiling or b) dancing 9-5, 2019 will see ticketholders dancing the Loco-motion as Kylie takes to the stage.
This will be the first time Kylie has performed solo at Glastonbury. A cancer diagnosis back in 2005 meant that Basement Jaxx were drafted in to cover her slot, and she appeared in 2010 alongside The Scissor Sisters, so this will be an exciting moment for the star and for the crowds and organisers at Glastonbury Festival 2019.
The news comes following the announcement that Stormzy will be headlining the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night. With two more headliners still to be announced, plus hundreds more artists across the festival’s many stages, make sure you stay tuned on NextFest for news as soon as it arrives.