Dolly Parton confirmed for Glastonbury 2014

The country veteran will make her Worthy Farm debut this summer, while Blondie let slip at last night’s NME awards that they have been booked

New additions have been made to this year’s Glastonbury line-up, with Dolly Parton confirming a slot at this year’s festival, and Blondie’s Debbie Harry also stating that the band have been booked.

Announcing the news to BBC 6 Music, Emily Eavis revealed that the country music icon will make her Worthy Farm debut this June, taking up a slot on Sunday 29 June. “It’s something we’ve been wanting to happen for a long time, and she finally said yes,” Eavis said.

Parton will already be in the UK over the Glastonbury weekend for her Blue Smoke world tour, playing at London’s O2 Arena on 27 June. According to the singer’s website, more details of her ‘soon to be legendary’ performance will follow.

Speaking at the NME Awards last night, Blondie also said that they had been booked for Glastonbury. “We just heard today - we’re going to be doing Glastonbury!” Debbie Harry told Bang Showbiz. The New York band, who went on to pick up the Godlike Genius Award at this year’s ceremony, previously performed at the festival in 1999.

So far, Arcade Fire have been announced as the first confirmed headliners for the event, while Lily Allen, Warpaint and Suzanne Vega have also been secured for the three day event, which takes place in Somerset between June 25 and 29.

Powered by article was written by Harriet Gibsone, for on Thursday 27th February 2014 09.23 Europe/London © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010


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