Glastonbury Rumbles: Dolly Parton, Blondie
News that Parton will appear at Glastonbury June 29 came from both sides of the pond via several outlets, including Twitter.
I’m incredibly excited to FINALLY announce that the #BlueSmokeWorldTour is coming to @GlastoFest on June 29th! 😉 Stay tuned for more info…
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) February 27, 2014
We are delighted to say that Dolly is coming to Glastonbury… It really doesn’t get much better than this!
— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) February 27, 2014
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.
Emily Eavis confirms @DollyParton for @GlastoFest “It’s something we’ve been wanting to happen for a long time, and she finally said yes!”
— BBC 6 Music News (@BBC6MusicNews) February 27, 2014
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.”
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.”