Confirmed: Beyonce To Headline Glastonbury

Published: Friday 11th Feb 2011 by Sam

After much speculation, it has been confirmed that Beyonce will indeed be performing at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

Full story after the jump…

The Grammy award winning superstar released a statement today announcing that she will be headlining the last day of the world renown British festival, which takes place between June 22nd-26th. Speaking on her 90 minute set, the 29 year old said:

“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,” says Beyonce in a statement. “I’m pumped just thinking about that huge audience and soaking up their energy.”

With reliable word informing us that the singer is finalising the recording process of her new LP, an educated guess would see her perform some of that new material at Glastonbury. In any case, this serves as another career milestone in Beyonce’s undeniable quest for iconic status. For, besides husband Jay-Z, very few non-Rock acts have been granted the privilege of headlining the iconic show. Hence, Bouncy continues her streak of breaking barriers and building cultural bridges. Roll on June!

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  1. keasyy February 11, 2011

    YASSSSSSSSSSS

  2. africa February 11, 2011

    does this mean that beyonce will have a new album before summer?
    ohh! i cant wait for new beyonce music
    the music industry is dead without her.

  3. Speaks Truth February 11, 2011

    The mother f****** QUEEN is one her WAYYYyYy yesssssss plays “DIVA” you better f****** SLAYYyYyYyyYyYy give these LESSER b****** something to TALK about!!! I’m so happyyyyyyy #HurricaneBEY #beyondslay2011 #ROUNDIV BiTCHESssss

  4. Kisses February 11, 2011

    Love you Queen <3!

  5. KD February 11, 2011

    I hope she premieres new music. As much as I loved IASF I do not want to see another Halo, or Single Ladies performance ever!

  6. Beystanbish February 11, 2011

    Ahaha. Hurricane Bey is coming. *grabs binocular* Chile I can see the storm coming from a distance. B****** better told on tight to their wigs cause it’s about to be washed at shore. Hurricane Katrina what? Hurricane Eric who? And shout out to b****** comin after to hate. You welcome.

  7. tumay February 11, 2011

    We need ya Beyonce!!!!!

  8. Speaks Truth February 11, 2011

    That f****** PICTURE is giving me even THING, plazzzzz RELEASE a SINGLE soon beyyyyyy plazzzz we LOVEeeeee you *tearssssss* I’m so f****** OVERJOYED *tears again* ughhhhh #Hurricanbey #beyondslay2011 #ROUNDIV

  9. Just Telling It Like It Is February 11, 2011

    Gosh, I was thinking about going to Glastonbury this year but I’ll probably give it a miss now. Don’t need to hear miss leotard wailing and wailing and wailing and wailing!

  10. GangsterA February 11, 2011

    ^^ b**** #Sit aint no gives a s*** where are you going anyway yes to the queen i hope she peform new music she will slay

  11. Laurie February 11, 2011

    She’s comiiiiiiiiiing yaaaaaaaas Queen B is comiiiiiiiiing !!!!!

  12. GangsterA February 11, 2011

    yes to the queen i hope she peform new music she will slay sam and trent wether you like it or not beyonce is already an icon the QUEEN OF POP AND R&B

  13. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue February 11, 2011

    I’ll probably be alone in saying this, but knowing the importance of Glastonbury myself, a POP performer being asked to headline is an honor that I consider to be higher than winning any damn Grammy.

    The b**** slays YET AGAIN. I’m so proud of my Honey Bee. FUTURE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE (yes, I called it first)!!!

    @ Just Telling It Like It Is:

    And not surprisingly enough, no one will miss your presence, because no one ever cared in the first place. B****, bye!

  14. Speaks Truth February 11, 2011

    @ TRUE BLUE, so true I can’t wait til she realease her first single but do you think it’s going be some ROCK on her ALBUM??? Interesting

  15. S*** February 11, 2011

    *WATCH THE THROWN*

    # ROUND IV B******

  16. Robert February 11, 2011

    WOW! 15 comments without any haters! They scared cause Beyonce about to do some damage in the industry. They ain’t ready BEY! BUT LETS GO GET EM!

  17. KAT DELUNA FAN February 11, 2011

    She is the first female singer to do so. BOWDOWN B****** !!!! 😀

  18. Sugaranice February 11, 2011

    @KD I’m with you!! New Music I’m rooting for you Beyonce!!

  19. TheRealBabyDre February 11, 2011

    Daaaaaaamn!!!
    We gonna have some R&B/Pop flavour at Glastonbury Festival. Interesting !
    Go ahead Beyonce …. Yet another way where you can show who you are girl !
    Please do some rock on your next album !

  20. kntmusiclover February 11, 2011

    so Kelli really wasted an opportunity while B was in the lab..B’s machine is experienced and determined.. Kelli really wasted too much time

  21. jay February 11, 2011

    OMG I CANT WAIT, I SOOO NEED TICKETS NOW!!!

  22. Prince&Queen February 11, 2011

    Take HEED stans/fans of lesser b******, when Queen Bey get here no1 will recognize ur faves anymore. Beyonce is the Queen of POWERFUL VOCALS, VIDEOS, LIVE PERFORMANCES and BEAUTY. Ur Fave should be very Afraid. Qeen Bey is a career KILLER! Lol

  23. grgddrgxf February 11, 2011

    Expecting a dat-e on this “valentine’s Day”? Don’t have an access to find your baby?
    ~~~Bla c k’w h it e’F li rts. C” 0- M~~~ The most successful inte rracial da ting c lub. The best p lac e to find your swee t “milk” or “chocalate”.

    Go for it, you will have a d at e soon !! 😛
    @@@@@

  24. NELO February 11, 2011

    its a shame kelly didnt release her album………..NOW BEYONCE S ABOUT TO SHAKE THE EARTH………

  25. Royalkev February 11, 2011

    That’s great news! Lol @ Beyonce’s undeniable quest to acheive iconic status, she’s been there for a while now! It’s great to see a star’s light continuing to shine even brighter! This event sounds like a great honor for Beyonce to be apart of, however she’s so deserving!

    *NEW* Check out: Thepagewithroyalkev.blogspot.com (where there’s a place for EVERYTHING and EVERYTHING has it’s place).

  26. JJFAN1814 February 11, 2011

    @Prince&Queen

    Why should Rihanna be afraid? LOUD has sold 3 mill in 3 months. Boom!

    S&M has climbed up to #9 on iTunes!

  27. C February 11, 2011

    🙂 Looks like I’m going to have to change up my holiday plan’s to include Glastonbury, *I got my sleeping bag ready, just need to get my wellingtons ordered and a tent! Who’s with me 🙂

  28. Honey Bey my love February 11, 2011

    @Just Telling It Like It Is
    B**** please ticket already sold out people are fighting to see the queen so STFU

  29. keith February 11, 2011

    Certainly in light of folks like GAGA, Katy Perry, Britney and Justin Beiber, Beyonce brings something to the current state of music but I am still NOT QUITE READY to use the word iconic in a sentence with her name…..Perhaps 10 years from now, though. She’s a little too deliberately drag-queeny-with-a-voice in presence and stage mannerism.

    She is for this generation (which is kinda sad) what Diana, Whitney, Madonna, et al were for others of us.

    Listening for the new music, though…

  30. Prince&Queen February 11, 2011

    @JJFAN1814 that’s good for Princess Rihanna and i’m happy about that. I consider her a Strong Princess. But Beyonce is a Strong and Powerful Queen hon that’s y the lessers should be very afraid. Rihanna got a solid fanbase so i really dont think she would be afraid. I am a fan of RiRi.

  31. Blasian February 11, 2011

    THE QUEENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!

  32. BEYONCE ABOVE ALL AKA BAA February 11, 2011

    LMAFO at trent or who ever did this blog. Um…… Queen B is already iconic and is heading towards legendary so have a seat! Anyway, Yesssssssss (in my Jayz voice ) The Queen is returning to her throne and every b**** in the game better run and hide by summer. Queen B is slaying and slaying the industry. My girl is the first female ever to headline the Gastonbury Music Festival, shes just making history and dont have anything out, dont your fav wish they could. I feel so sorry for these other females in the music industry cause they just dont know like Beystanbish said, Hurricane Bey is coming and they just dont know it! But they will soon in 3 months or so when they ass get destroyed. Im ova here crying tears of joy that the QUEEN is returning to bless us with her breath taking performances thats slays every female in history!

  33. Rihgoat taught me how to deep-throat a banana February 11, 2011

    YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ALL HAIL THE QUEEN ^_^

    F***** love this woman, always kills with her performances

  34. BEYONCE ABOVE ALL AKA BAA February 11, 2011

    WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! THIS IS A MESSAGE FROM THE AMERICAN BRODCAST OF MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT. EVERY FEMALE IN MUSIC THATS MAKE POP, R&B, ROCK, COUNTRY OR ANY KIND OF MUSIC YOU HAVE 3 MONTHS TO RUN AND HIDE BEFORE THE QUEEN OF ALL QUEENS MRS BEYONCE GISELLE KNOWLES COMES BACK AND DESTROY YOU. AGAIN I REPEAT ALL FEMALES IN MUSIC YOU HAVE 3 MONTHS TO VACANT THE STAGE AND MUSIC BECAUSE THE QUEEN OF ALL QUEENS MRS BEYONCE GISELLE KNOWLES IS RETURNING TO HER THRONE IF U DO NOT VACANT AND RUN AND HIDE YOU WILL BE DESTROYED ON SITE! THIS HAS BEED A MESSAGE FROM THE AMERICAN BROADCASTERS OF MUSIC

  35. Beystanbish February 11, 2011

    Lmao @ jjfan1814 trying to start ish. Bitchgoodbye.

  36. BEYONCE ABOVE ALL AKA BAA February 11, 2011

    @keith STFU AND SIT THE FU*K DOWN! Queen B is already iconic, so im sorry to bust your little bubble and please refrain from putting Queen B in the same sentence with those lesser girls. You have been warned! THE ICONIC BEYONCE KNOWLES -THE LEGENDARY BEYONCE KNOWLES

  37. Blasian February 11, 2011

    the is HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE FIRST FEMALE ARTIST TO HEADLINE THE QUEEN B******!

  38. Jace February 11, 2011

    DYING…..OMG!!!! LIVE FOR B! So excited for her, this is MAJOR! AND new music this year…whew…my day is complete.

  39. Tha Phoenix February 11, 2011

    THE QUEEN B IS BACK, B******. THE BEYHIVE WILL BE PICKING THE WIGS SHE SNATCHED OFF THE FLOOR OF THE STAGE WHEN SHE IS DONE.

    2 FOR A DOLLAR.

    But in all seriousness, I truly can’t believe that the Queen is being granted such an opportunity. They usually only give a headlining concert to rock acts, and to have first Jay and then B enjoy one….

    It’s too much.

    I really DO stan for the best.

    *shakes head in disbelief and returns to newspaper*

  40. BLIZZY BLACK February 11, 2011

    OHWEE cant wait

  41. musicmaster February 11, 2011

    Look! I’m not saying Beyonce is the best artist ever but she is the one in the industry holding it down right now. She is one of the few with talent AND success. And it’s sad that she is, the industry is seriously suffering. Giving alla these girls deals and making them superstars while they can’t even hold a note smh
    Well I’m ready for change and I know for sure that I’m not the only one…

    Anyway though I will continue to support real talents like Beyonce. So go ahead Bey snatch those wigs and show em how a real entertainer does it. pow

  42. Lil Teo February 11, 2011

    Lol @ JJFAN1814…@Prince&Queen said fans of lesser b****** should be afraid! I’m just glad you realized that she’s a lesser b**** lol. Take a seat please.

  43. CRAMPED February 11, 2011

    New music soon? God, I’m excited!

  44. Anthony The Great February 11, 2011

    I send my condolences to all the lesser female artist.

    #THATISALL

  45. uknowme February 11, 2011

    after GaGa disappoints Bey is patiently waiting to take over can’t wait for new music

  46. DION-ISH February 11, 2011

    About Time Somebody invited her! LOL

    Hell Britney, Madonna, Shakira and even Gaga & Rihanna have all headlined a Rock festival….

    it’ll be interesting to see, Cant Wait.

  47. Blasian February 11, 2011

    DION-ISH

    Beyonce is the FIRST FEMALE TO HEADLINE the show stay Mad!!!!!!!! lmao!

  48. NICK February 11, 2011

    BAM GET EM BEYONCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SLAY HONEY YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

  49. Prince&Queen February 11, 2011

    @Lil Teo i hope ure not tryin 2 say QueenBey is lesser than Rihanna? If u think that then girl u need to slap the hell out of urself. Because obviously im in Bey post and im all about Queen Bey. Strong and Powerful Queens like Bey will always be better than strong Princesses.Queen Bey is better than all ur faves Lil Teo.Queen Bey is the Queen of Queens hon. Dont u 4get that. I might as well call Bey a Goddess!

  50. Blasian February 11, 2011

    Madonna & Britney has never performed there. Shakira & lady gaga performed but they wasn’t HEADLINES so try again lol!!!!

  51. Nique February 11, 2011

    YASSSSSSSSSS! So happy and EXCITED for Bey to come back on the scene. It’s been so boring and dead without her. It’s B season!

    #ROUND IV

  52. Speaks Truth February 11, 2011

    Ughhhhh I can’t stop commenting on ThE QUEEN she’s COMING she going shake the F*** out the INDUSTRY once she LANDS!! BEAWARE everybody “HIDE YOUR ASSES” #hurricaneBEY #beyondslay2011 #ROUNDIV LESSER B****** be AWARE

  53. Lil Teo February 11, 2011

    @Prince&Queen don’t be a dumb ass! I was saying Rihanna is lesser than Queen Bey! And JJFAN1814 knows this because you made a comment about lesser b****** being scared and he felt the need to say that Rihanna isn’t scared…so in essence he’s admitting to her being a lesser b****. Yall always trying to start some s*** on this site…always!

  54. Sheesh February 11, 2011

    #RoundIV B******………might as well pack up your shxt and keep it moving.

  55. Prince&Queen February 11, 2011

    @Lil Teo oh i thought u didn’t understand what i was saying and thinkin i now realize that Beyonce is a Lesser. My bad. When im in my Beyonce mood i get alil crazy lol.

  56. DION-ISH February 11, 2011

    @BLASIAN

    I Wasnt talking about Glastonbury, i was talking about a Rock Festival in General. Rihanna Headlined Rock in Rio. Gaga Headlined Lollapalooza….etc.

    Why are you so pressed? All i said was about time Beyonce is invited to perform for a Rock Festival when most of her other Pop elites have done so…

  57. Blasian February 11, 2011

    DION-ISH

    BUT THIS ONE IS THE “BIGGEST” IN THE WORLD!!!! LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! NICE TRY THO

  58. Taylor swifts number 1 fan February 11, 2011

    Rock onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!

  59. Blasian February 11, 2011

    DION-ISH

    BUT THIS ONE IS THE “BIGGEST” IN THE WORLD!!!! AND SHE’S THE “HEADLINER” LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! NICE TRY THO

  60. tumay February 11, 2011

    Yes the Queen is coming back and she’s gonna snatch CaCa’s wig!!!!

  61. dboy February 11, 2011

    @ Just Telling It Like It Is:

    And not surprisingly enough, no one will miss your presence, because no one ever cared in the first place. B****, bye!
    couoldnt have said it better

    @dion-ish
    i know u wanna stir up ish here but u shot urself in the foot when u mentioned gaga at lolapalooza cus gaga was a nobody then so u see the crystal difference?

    if u cant keep it cute, keep it mute !

  62. DION-ISH February 12, 2011

    @DBOY

    No I Dont…And Gaga Headlined Pooloza in 2010.

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