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Cher “wish she was” playing Glastonbury 2019 and would say “yes” if asked


Cher said she would happily accept an offer to perform at Glastonbury Festival 2019!

This morning (Tuesday July 17), Cher went on Chris Evans’ BBC Radio 2 show to discuss the new musical “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”, as she joined a host of stars to celebrate the premiere of the much-anticipated sequel in London’s Hammersmith Apollo on Monday night.

Apart from letting a secret slip about a new album of ABBA songs, Cher also shared her desire to play Glastonbury Festival when it returns in 2019.

Evans asked Cher if she is planning on doing Glastonbury next year, to which the 72-year-old singer replied: “I wish I was, but no, I wasn’t invited” – Chris Evans then went on to ask “would you say yes if they phoned you up today?” – Cher replied, without any hesitation: “Absolutely! Yes!”

Earlier this month, festival curator Emily Eavis revealed that the traditional Sunday tea-time legends slot often thought of as the “fourth headliner” would be filled by somebody female and “not British” in 2019.

You can listen to the Glastonbury part of the interview below:

As speculation about who will headline Glastonbury 2019 continues, as of the time of publishing, Mike Pickering’s Hacienda Classical is the sole act confirmed for 2019 so far, after Pickering dropped the news on Radio X back in December of last year (2017).

Emily Eavis recently told BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley about the plans for the Glastonbury 2019 line-up and that they were going well, revealing that the Legend’s slot will be a “non-British female” and that Paul McCartney is ‘top of their list’ to headline.

Other artists rumoured to appear include Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Fleetwood Mac, Oasis and Kendrick Lamar – to name a few. Michael Eavis said that the 2019 headliners will be “two or three [acts] that have never played”.

Eavis also said that Boy George & Culture Club would be a ‘great idea’ to play the legend’s slot next year. With the band, just recently (July 31) dropping their first new material in twenty years entitled ‘Let Somebody Love You.’

Glastonbury Festival is set to return to Worthy Farm Wednesday, June 26, 2019, and run till Sunday, June 30 – with Glastonbury Festival curator, Emily Eavis, also mentioning that tickets will go on sale round about October.


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