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Dua Lipa was “petrified” no one would show up to her Glastonbury set

Dua Lipa was “petrified” no one would show up to her Glastonbury set

“I was like, ‘No one’s going to show up.’”

Dua Lipa shared a story about the fear she had of no one coming to see her perform at Glastonbury back when she played the Festival in 2017.

Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 earlier today (December 18), the singer spoke about her upcoming album, ‘Future Nostalgia’, and the sudden rise to fame with her hit single from 2017, “New Rules.”


Asked by Lowe at what point did she understand that it’s “actually going to happen” for her – Lipa replied: “I played Glastonbury, and it was Saturday and my slot was on the John Peel stage at like mid-say, and I was like ‘no one’s going to show up’… and I was petrified”.

She continued: “I run out on to stage, the whole tent is full… there are people outside of the tent… it’s pouring down with rain… and they’re still there… seeing and watching and I was like, ‘oh my god. All these people are here to come and see me.'”

You can watch the interview below – she mentions Glastonbury at the 1:13 time-mark.

The 24-year-old star performed to an enormous crowd at Glastonbury 2017, with fans spilling far out to the sides of the John Peel Tent.


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Dua Lipa is currently rumoured to possibly be set for playing the Other Stage at Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary next year.

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift was the second headliner to be announced for the 2020 edition of the Festival – after Paul McCartney, and joins Diana Ross who was officially confirmed earlier this year as Glastonbury’s 50-anniversary ‘Legends’ slot performer – while Mike Skinner and Carl Cox are the two latest big-scale artists to self-confirm for the Festival’s 2020 bill thus far.

Despite the fact that the full line-up for Glastonbury 2020 has yet to be released – all tickets for the Festival’s 50th anniversary have now sold out, with General Admission tickets selling out in 33 minutes, following Coach + Ticket Packages which sold out in just 27 minutes.

There are still ways to go to Glastonbury next year, and in addition to being able to volunteer – there will also be a resale of any cancelled tickets in the spring, with coach + ticket packages going up for resale on April 16 – followed by a general admission tickets resale (which don’t include travel) on April 19.

Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.

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