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Beyonce to Serenade Thousands of Drunk Englishmen at Glastonbury

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In what could be the biggest performance of Beyoncé's career, the singer has been recruited to headline the closing night at Britain's legendary Glastonbury Festival, just three years after her husband became the first (and to this point, only) rapper to headline the fest. "This really is the biggest festival in the world and I cannot wait to perform there. Everyone who attends is really appreciative of music and is in such a good mood that entire weekend," Beyoncé said in a statement. "I'm pumped just thinking about that huge audience and soaking up their energy."

While the idea of Beyoncé headlining a big rock festival like Coachella and Bonnaroo might seem foreign to Americans, Glastonbury has often given prime slot times to pop singers like Amy Winehouse, Shakira, Lily Allen, and Lady Gaga. Beyoncé does mark the first time a female singer has occupied headlining slot since 2005, when Kylie Minogue was announced, but her performance was ultimately canceled as it coincided with her battle with breast cancer. Beyoncé is rumored to be joined by fellow headliners Coldplay and U2, who had to ditch the festival last minute last year after Bono required back surgery, making this year's Glastonbury the pop-friendliest in its 40 year history.

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