Beyonce ‘pumped’ to be headlining Glastonbury Festival

Singer 'cannot wait' to head to Worthy Farm

Beyonce has said she is “pumped” at the prospect of headlining Glastonbury this June.

Earlier this month a gossip website reported that the singer will join U2 and Coldplay by playing a headline slot at the Somerset event. Now she has released a statement confirming she’s booked to play, reports Billboard.

“This really is the biggest festival in the world and I cannot wait to perform there,” she said. “Everyone who attends is really appreciative of music and is in such a good mood that entire weekend.”

She added: “I’m pumped just thinking about that huge audience and soaking up their energy.”

Beyonce visited the festival in 2008, when her husband Jay-Z headlined, but she has never performed at the event.

Glastonbury 2011 takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton. Billed music takes place on June 24-26, with the site opening on June 22.

Last year Gorillaz replaced U2 as headliners, with Muse and Stevie Wonder also playing headline slots.

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