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Kylie Minogue to perform at Glastonbury after pulling out in 2005 due to breast cancer battle

KYL BE BACK AT GLASTO!

The Aussie pop princess, 50, signed up for the 2019 Legends slot at the start of the year which will see her entertain revellers on the Pyramid stage

KYLIE Minogue will perform in the Legends slot at next year’s Glastonbury Festival — 14 years after pulling out of headlining due to breast cancer.

The Aussie pop princess, 50, secretly signed up for the prestigious Sunday afternoon slot on the Pyramid Stage at the beginning of the year.

 Kylie Minogue is set to be perform at Glastonbury 2019's Legends slot on the Sunday afternoon

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Kylie Minogue is set to be perform at Glastonbury 2019's Legends slot on the Sunday afternoon

The Can’t Get You Out Of My Head singer, who has had seven UK No1 tunes during her three decade career, follows in the footsteps of previous performers Dolly Parton, 72, Lionel Richie, 69, and Barry Gibb, 71.

A festival insider said: “Kylie had to pull out of Glastonbury in 2005 just a month before she was due to appear so this performance will be a very emotional and poignant moment for her.

“She jumped at the opportunity to appear next year and it is the perfect way to celebrate her career.”

Speaking to The Sun in July about the possibility of joining the bill, she said: “When I was supposed to do it I think I would have been the first solo female to headline in however many years it was, so I was really proud of that at that time. Obviously it didn’t happen.

 Kylie Minogue appeared as a special guest during Scissor Sisters' set at Glastonbury 2010

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Kylie Minogue appeared as a special guest during Scissor Sisters' set at Glastonbury 2010
 Kylie Minogue was forced to pull out of Glastonbury 2005 due to cancer

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Kylie Minogue was forced to pull out of Glastonbury 2005 due to cancer

“So yes, it would be amazing and very emotional to be standing there and doing what I didn’t get to do all those years ago, for sure.”

Kylie eventually performed at Worthy Farm when she joined Scissor Sisters on stage in 2010 but she has not appeared at the festival as a solo artist.

She scored her first No1 album in eight years in April with Golden and will tour the UK this month.

When asked in July who would fill the slot, organiser Emily Eavis, 39, said: “I can’t tell you, but I’ll give you a clue: it’s a female.  She is not British, but I can’t give you any more clues because it will get me into trouble.”

 Kylie Minogue will perform on the iconic Pyramid stage during the Legends slot

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Kylie Minogue will perform on the iconic Pyramid stage during the Legends slot
 Kylie Minogue's album Golden, which was released in April this year, was her first number one record in eight years

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Kylie Minogue's album Golden, which was released in April this year, was her first number one record in eight years
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