Rihanna: “I’d love to play Glastonbury”

Scenes at Glastonbury Festival 2010 by Peter Corkhill
Scenes at Glastonbury Festival 2010 by Peter Corkhill

Barbadian pop star Rihanna has admitted that she wants to play at Glastonbury Festival 2011, held at Worthy Farm in Somerset from 22-26 June.

Speaking to Q magazine, she said: “I'd love to play Glastonbury. I have heard so many things about what happens there.

"I love rock music. I love Kings Of Leon and The Prodigy. You could have nightmares about that guy with the clown face and the weird hair. That's a look to scare little kids, right?"

Dropping a hint for festival organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, she added: “I think I could rock the stage at Glastonbury, no question.

"I know since Jay-Z played they are open to a lot more R&B. And ‘Umbrella’ would be the perfect song for that place too."

Fatboy Slim, The Coral and The Rabbit Food Spasm Band have self-confirmed for the summer festival.

More artists are expected to be announced in the spring.

Big names tipped to join the line-up include U2, Prince, Coldplay, Radiohead, Pulp and Bon Jovi, with bookmakers William Hill offering odds of 33/1 that a reformed ABBA will make an appearance.

Tickets for the festival sold out in a matter of hours, but a small number of resale tickets are expected to be released in April.

Full details about the ticket sale will be available on Virtual Festivals closer to the time.