Will Madonna Sign On As A Headlining Act For Glastonbury 2019?

Mike Nied | June 26, 2018 3:05 pm

By this point it is no secret that Madonna is working on her 14th album. The Queen of Pop has been teasing fans with photos and videos from inside the recording studio for months now. At the Met Gala she live-premiered a track called “Beautiful Game,” which many speculate could be the lead single to a forthcoming LP. It appears to have been produced by Mirwais, who helped the hitmaker helm 2000’s Music. Although we have yet to receive information about an official release date, it looks like the 59-year-old has plans to tour once the album drops. In fact, yesterday (June 25) The Sun reported that she is in talks to sign on as a headlining act for Glastonbury 2019. The festival is scheduled to begin a year from today (June 26) and will run through June 30.

The publication reports that the Rebel Heart icon would be one of a handful of female headliners in recent memory. Previous women include Florence + The Machine, Beyonce and Adele. Just last year the festival was criticized for a lack of diversity in the acts they sign, and The Sun claims that they’d like to avoid similar complaints in 2019. If she signs on, this will be Madonna’s first time onstage at the event. However, it will be an accomplishment long in the making. Glastonbury’s organizer Michael Eavis first expressed interest in bringing the “Hold Tight” siren to the festival in 2000. “I would really like to get Madonna, I tell you that. I might spend a bit of time working on that actually,” he told reporters after lining up David Bowie as one of the year’s biggest acts. It looks like his wishes are about to come true.

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