Glastonbury Rumbles: Dolly Parton, Blondie

Evidently there are still a few firsts for country music legend Dolly Parton’s stellar career, like playing England’s Blondie’s Debbie Harry says her band is also on the lineup but organizers haven’t yet confirmed her words.

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Performing at the Quantas Credit Union Arena in Sydney, Australia.

News that Parton will appear at Glastonbury June 29 came from both sides of the pond via several outlets, including Twitter.

Eavis, daughter of Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis, also confirmed Parton’s appearance while being interviewed by the BBC.  Of course, the Beeb just had to tweet about it.

While Parton’s appearance was the cause for much rejoicing, Glastonbury has yet to announce Blondie on its lineup.  No worry because Debbie Harry revealed that particular piece of information last night while talking with a London newspaper reporter.

The conversation took place at Brixton Academy during the NME Awards where Blondie was presented with the Godlike Genius award by Lily Allen.  The band performed “an epic eight-song set” according to the Metro that included “Atomic,” “Heart Of Glass,” and “One Way Or Another.”

But it was Harry’s Glastonbury comment that’s getting attention.

“We just heard today,” Harry told the Metro.  “We’re going to be doing Glastonbury.”

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"Bringing Human Rights Home Concert," Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

So far organizers haven’t confirmed Blondie on the festival’s lineup.  The Metro said Harry’s comment “confirmed months of speculation that they are to top the bill at Worthy Farm in Somerset in June.”