Beyonce To Headline Glastonbury Festival

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By: VIBE / February 11, 2011

This year’s Glastonbury Festival has been given the “Diva” treatment as Beyoncé has been confirmed as a headliner. The festival will take place in South West England from June 22-26. Be prepared to wait it out though. Beyoncé, who is currently working hard in the studio with famed producer Sean Garrett (just to name one) on her fourth album, doesn’t hit the stage until the final day of the festival. The “Single Ladies” star will perform a 90-minute set of all her hits.

 Beyoncé, who is still racking in Grammy nominations (two to be exact) despite the hiatus, hasn’t been seen on stage since supporting her 2008 album, “I Am… Sasha Fierce,” during the highly successful “I Am… World Tour,” which ended exactly a year ago. She’s said to be hitting the stage alongside U2 and Coldplay, although confirmation from both bands haven’t been officially stated…yet.

 Beyoncé seemes to be as elated as the rest of us. “This really is the biggest festival in the world and I cannot wait to perform there. Everyone who attends is really appreciative of music and is in such a good mood that entire weekend,” Beyoncé said in a statement provided by Billboard.com. She continued with “I’m pumped just thinking about that huge audience and soaking up their energy.”

 Although it’s her first time performing as a headliner, this isn’t Beyoncé’s first attendance to Glastonbury Festival. She was last seen at the festival in 2008, while watching her better half, Jay-Z, perform a headlining set. Artists such as Gorillaz, Muse and the legendary Stevie Wonder headlined last June. Expect a whopping attendance estimated at 200,000 heads. Beyoncé for the #WIN, as usual.