Singer is "pumped"

American pop icon Beyonce has confirmed that she is set to appear at Glastonbury.

Glastonbury is a breed apart. Founded more than four decades ago the festival has an enduring image of operating without the realms of society, a place where people can go to live alternative lifestyles.

And now, watch Beyonce. The pop icon has confirmed a headline performance at this year's Worthy Farm event, her first major festival appearance on British soil.

American entertainment magazine Billboard broke the news, with Beyonce due to perform alongside U2 and Coldplay. Speaking to the magazine, the singer pronounced herself "pumped" with the news.

"This really is the biggest festival in the world and I cannot wait to perform there," she said. "Everyone who attends is really appreciative of music and is in such a good mood that entire weekend."

Continuing, the singer praised the Somerset crowd. "I'm pumped just thinking about that huge audience and soaking up their energy."

Beyonce has visited Glastonbury before. The singer attended the 2008 event, when her husband Jay-Z headlined. A controversial move at the time, the rapper stormed the Worthy Farm event with a performance of real class.

The new announcement has caused a stir with fans, especially following news of a performance from both U2 and Coldplay. Rumours of a possible Beyonce performance have been circulating for some time, with the Rolling Stones also suggested as a possible headliner.

With the legendary rockers definitely not touring anytime soon, Beyonce has been confirmed as the final headliner.

Tickets have sold out.

Glastonbury takes place between June 24th - 26th.

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