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Kylie Minogue wants to headline Glastonbury 2019 after forced to pull out over a decade ago

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Could Kylie Minogue be the “not British” female artist who is set for the Sunday Legends slot mentioned by Emily Eavis?

Kylie Minogue has revealed that she would be up for headlining next year’s Glastonbury Festival after she was forced to pull out of topping the bill over a decade ago.

The 50-year-old superstar was set to headline the iconic festival and take to the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday night back in 2005 but had to cancel her performance so she could undergo treatment for breast cancer.

UK dance music duo Basement Jaxx was subsequently drafted in to replace the Australian singer.

Minogue later made her debut on the Pyramid Stage with a guest appearance during US group Scissor Sisters’ set in Glastonbury 2010.

When asked by the Press Association if she would like to be offered another chance to close the night at next year’s festival, Minogue said: “When I was supposed to do it I think I would have been the first solo female to headline in however many years it was, so I was really proud of that at that time.

“Obviously it didn’t happen. So yes, it would be amazing and very emotional to be standing there and doing what I didn’t get to do all those years ago, for sure.”

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.

Minogue was speaking ahead of her arena tour of the UK and Ireland in support of her number one album Golden, the 14th LP of her recording career.

Before heading out on the road the former Neighbours star will be playing an outdoor show for BBC Radio 2 in Hyde Park on Sunday, September 9.

Minogue was speaking ahead of her arena tour of the UK and Ireland in support of her number one album Golden, the 14th LP of her recording career.

Before heading out on the road the former Neighbours star will be playing an outdoor show for BBC Radio 2 in Hyde Park on Sunday, September 9.

Minogue said that over 10 years on from her Glastonbury heartache she was now able to put on an even better show there than the one she planned to do in 2005.

She said: “I think I’m better equipped to do it now actually. Since that time I’ve done quite a few festival gigs and outdoor shows and I absolutely love being out there.

“It’s something different. With an arena tour, you are creating your own world. But with the show in Hyde Park, you don’t know if it’s going to rain, or thunder or be baking hot – there’s this other dimension to it.

“You can’t control the environment and especially, historically at Glastonbury. So the short answer is yes, of course, it would be incredible to play there!”

Kylie Minogue will tour the UK and Ireland in September and October, with the first show to take place at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on Tuesday, September 18.

Glastonbury Festival is set to return to Worthy Farm Wednesday, June 26, 2019, and run till Sunday, June 30.

At 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.

There have yet to be any headline confirmations for Glastonbury Festival 2019 as of this moment. That being said, as with every pre-Glastonbury year, the Glasto Rumour Mill keeps on spinning.

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