Kylie 'welcome' for Glasto 2007
21 December 2005
EXCLUSIVE: Glastonbury's Emily Eavis has said she would love for Kylie to play at the 2007 event, following reports that the
Aussie star is keen to make a triumphant return at the next festival.
One of Glastonbury Festival's chief organisers, Emily told VF that
the 'door is open' but raised doubts about claims that Kylie has already made
a full recovery from cancer.
She said: "Yes, of course we would love to have her back but I don't know if the whole
thing's true. Her record company has denied the story and said that she's still receiving chemotherapy. But she would definitely
be welcome for 2007, yes."
The story in this morning's Sun claims that Kylie recently held
talks with her label Parlaphone about recording a new album in 2006 and headlining Glastonbury in 2007.
The Aussie pop star was due to headline Glastonbury 2005 but was forced to cancel
just weeks before the event after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
According to a Sun 'source', who was at the record label meeting: "She
came into the office. Everyone assumed things would be kept on the back burner while she recovers and regains full strength.
"But Kylie wasn't in the mood for sympathy - she has no plans to rest up. She made it absolutely
clear that she wants her A&R team to find the best songs for 2006. She wants to be the priority artist of next year.
"Kylie has scheduled to be recording by the summer and wants to release a new album by the
end of the year. She hopes to tour with the songs then she is determined to play Glastonbury the next summer."
Glastonbury Festival is rested for 2006 but will make its return on the
last week of June 2007. Festival boss and dad of Emily, Michael Eavis, says he
already has one headliner lined up up for the event - but will only reveal that they are not American...