Dolly Parton crowd ‘biggest ever’ claims Glastonbury’s Emily Eavis

Organiser hails Sunday afternoon appearance from US country singer

Glastonbury Festival organiser Emily Eavis has hailed Dolly Parton‘s appearance at the event as a success, claiming that she brought the biggest audience the festival has ever seen.

Parton performed at Worthy Farm on Sunday (June 29) and played a set filled with hits, including ‘Jolene’ and ‘9 To 5’ as well as a specially written rap about the muddy conditions.

“Oh, Dolly was the biggest crowd I’ve ever seen here,” Eavis said in a Q+A on the official Glastonbury website. “She is just a truly amazing live performer.


“Her voice was incredible. And she wrote that song about mud in the morning before the show! I don’t think you can beat that performance as a perfect moment here at Glastonbury.”

However, Eavis did not comment on speculation that Parton mimed during her set; a claim which has subsequently been denied by the singer.

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