The Glastonbury Festival is going country!
According to reports, legendary singer Dolly Parton will be headlining the famous performing arts festival in Somerset, England, and is set to fill the covetable Legends slot during the three-day event.
Epic rock bands have typically filled that Sunday slot, so Parton is an unconventional choice, though one source tells The Sun newspaper, “Dolly is perfect for the Sunday Legends slot. It didn't take any convincing - she's always wanted to play Glastonbury.”
The festival first began in 1970 when a farmer in Somerset valley decided to host his own open-air concert after experiencing an outdoor Led Zeppelin concert.
The festival went from attracting 1,500 people in 1970 to 12,000 in 1971 and has consistently grown in the four decades since it began.
Famous headliners from past years include, The Rolling Stones, U2, Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, & Paul McCartney.
This year’s event is being held at Worthy Farm in Pilton, England from June 25-29 and is expected to attract over 135,000 people.
Glastonbury will take place in between UK shows of Parton's new Blue Smoke tour, which kicks off in January. This will be Parton's first tour in nearly 3 years and includes dates in the U.S., New Zealand, Australia & Europe.
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