Kylie Minogue hasn't done too much performing of late – treatment for breast cancer has seen to that – but that hasn't stopped Michael Eavis from trying to get her onstage at Glastonbury next year.
Chances are that Kylie will accept the Glastonbury offer, too – and what better way is there of celebrating a victorious return to full health than by getting your arse out and singing songs from 1988 to a stinking throng of hippies with trenchfoot?
Kylie Minogue was supposed to be headlining Glastonbury last year, but after she was diagnosed with breast cancer the gig was cancelled – along with much of a planned Australian tour – so that Kylie could concentrate on getting better, writing children's books, teasing the world about her wedding and watching her sister Dannii's cringeworthy lesbian stripclub romp through her fingers like the rest of us.
Now, though, Kylie Minogue is sufficiently better to ride about on an elephant and think about performing again. A Kylie Minogue comeback tour has been tentatively announced for the end of the year, and now it's been suggested that Kylie will seal the deal by agreeing to play Glastonbury next year. Michael Eavis, the mental-bearded farmer brain behind the Glastonbury festival, seems to think so, anyway. Speaking at the London premiere of a Glastonbury movie, Eavis said:
"Kylie is coming back hopefully. Her people are quite confident, she wants to do it. Her shows are so theatrical they are almost like a circus in a way, which really fits in with Glastonbury."
A circus? A circus full of dodgy overpriced Mexican food, awful toilets, rich girls called things like Talula everywhere banging on loudly about how "amaaaazing" everything is and Jo Bleeding Wiley doing the smuggest TV coverage the world has ever seen, maybe.
But anyway, Kylie at Glastonbury. Good. That's one less slot The Manic Street Preachers can fill.
[story by Stuart Heritage]