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Wednesday 22 August 2018

Beyonce is set to party all weekend at Glasto

Beyonce is going Wellington bootylicious by becoming a Glastonbury reveller for the whole weekend before her headline gig.

The megastar singer, who fell in love with the festival after watching husband Jay-Z perform three years ago, is believed to have cleared her diary to party over three days.

Organiser Michael Eavis revealed her plans as he spoke of his excitement with less than two weeks before more than 170,000 music lovers pour through the gates of the Somerset festival. When asked whether Jay-Z would be joining her on the Pyramid Stage, Eavis said: "Wouldn't it be nice? When he came before it was an absolutely fantastic success and in a way that's what persuaded Beyonce to come and do it. She was here before, saw the amazing response from the crowd."

The likes of Beyonce, who shares the headliners' bill with U2 and Coldplay, are a far cry from the festival's hippy beginnings but Eavis said the introduction of urban acts had been a "tremendous period for us".

"It just worked," he added. "It made history for us and for him too. That's why Beyonce's coming back."

Beyonce will wow Irish fans at the Oxegen festival in Punchestown Racecourse in Kildare on Sunday, July 10.

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