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Glastonbury Festival 2019: Kylie Minogue headlines the music event 14 years after cancelling

Kylie Minogue put on a powerful performance as she took to the Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset on Sunday evening. 

During her triumphant set, the iconic pop singer, 51, became overwhelmed with emotion as she discussed cancelling her scheduled gig back in 2005 following her breast cancer diagnosis.

The award-winning musician told the crowd: ‘In 2005 I was meant to be here. Circumstances meant that I did not make it. I wished things were different, but life is what it is. We are all together in this moment’. 

Gesturing to the crowd, songstress Kylie expressed how her performance was one of the moments where she ‘realised not only this story but our story. Thirty plus years together’. 

The singer added that 14 years ago, when she missed the festival, she instead watched the music event at home. She explained: ‘Some of the artists covered some of my songs and that is the spirit and gracious nature of Glastonbury.’

Kylie then invited Coldplay star Chris Martin to join her on stage where they performed her hit Can’t Get You Out Of My Head. 

Later into her set, the blonde beauty treated fans to a surprise duet with fellow Australian singer Nick Cave for a duet of their 1995 track Where The Wild Roses Grow. 

Passionate: Gesturing to the crowd, songstress Kylie expressed how her performance was one of the moments where she 'realised not only this story but our story. Thirty plus years together'

'Some of the artists covered some of my songs': The singer added that 14 years ago, when she missed the festival, she instead watched the music event at home

Passionate: Gesturing to the crowd, songstress Kylie expressed how her performance was one of the moments where she ‘realised not only this story but our story. Thirty plus years together’

Exciting: Kylie then invited Coldplay star Chris Martin to join her on stage where they performed her hit Can't Get You Out Of My Head

Exciting: Kylie then invited Coldplay star Chris Martin to join her on stage where they performed her hit Can't Get You Out Of My Head

Exciting: Kylie then invited Coldplay star Chris Martin to join her on stage where they performed her hit Can’t Get You Out Of My Head

Having a whale of a time: Kylie shared the microphone with record producer Chris, 42, as they wowed the audience with their lively display

Having a whale of a time: Kylie shared the microphone with record producer Chris, 42, as they wowed the audience with their lively display

The former Neighbours star then belted a selection of her classic tracks and fresh new singles, featuring Love At First Sight, Especially For You and Locomotion. 

Ensuring all eyes were on her, the music legend power dressed in a sleek custom white suit, a gold fil silk-blend shirt and a gold metal belt by Stella McCartney.

For another head-turning ensemble, Kylie nailed sporty chic in a bright red boiler suit, which she teamed with matching ankle boots for a touch of glamour.

Duet: Later into her set, the blonde beauty treated fans to a surprise duet with fellow Australian singer Nick Cave onstage for a duet of their 1995 track Where The Wild Roses Grow

Duet: Later into her set, the blonde beauty treated fans to a surprise duet with fellow Australian singer Nick Cave onstage for a duet of their 1995 track Where The Wild Roses Grow

Looking good: Ensuring all eyes were on her, the music legend power dressed in a sleek custom white suit, a gold fil silk-blend shirt and a gold metal belt by Stella McCartney

Looking good: Ensuring all eyes were on her, the music legend power dressed in a sleek custom white suit, a gold fil silk-blend shirt and a gold metal belt by Stella McCartney

Supportive: Kylie's boyfriend Paul Solomons was every inch the doting partner as he cheered the superstar on during her energetic set

Pensive: The GQ creative director, 43, put his face in his palms as he watched the singer deliver a series of her chart-topping hits

Supportive: Kylie’s boyfriend Paul Solomons was every inch the doting partner as he watched the superstar captivate the crowd

The Spinning Around hitmaker switched in a sparkly belted midi dress for her third outfit, tied in with metallic ankle-strap stilettos.

For her final outfit, Kylie slipped into a semi-sheer purple ensemble, embellished with frilly sleeves and floral-shaped embroidery.

Earlier this month, she discussed her nerves over headlining at Glastonbury. She spoke to Zoe Ball on her BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show, which was broadcast on Friday morning, before she takes to the famous Pyramid Stage. 

She said: ‘I can’t – I just – all I can do is hyperventilate. That’s my answer. What an honour, what an absolute honour to be asked to do this and to share it with so many people. My tiny little mind is going to be absolutely blown. I have no doubt about it.

Having fun: The Confide In Me hitmaker was having the time of her life as she threw her legs up in the air during her passionate show

Having fun: The Confide In Me hitmaker was having the time of her life as she threw her legs up in the air during her passionate show

Chic display: The Spinning Around hitmaker switched in a sparkly belted midi dress for another outfit, tied in with metallic ankle-strap stilettos

Fashion maven: Kylie was a style chameleon as she sported a red PVC trench coat

Chic display: The Spinning Around hitmaker switched in a sparkly belted midi dress for another outfit, tied in with metallic ankle-strap stilettos

It was meant to be: She beamed with delight as she raised her arms up in the air during her performance

It was meant to be: She beamed with delight as she raised her arms up in the air during her performance

Kylie’s Glastonbury Setlist

Love At First Sight (2001)

I Should Be So Lucky (1988)

On A Night Like This (2000)

Je Ne Sais Pas Pourqois (1988)

Hand On Your Heart (1989)

Where The Wild Roses Grow (1995)

Slow / Fashion (2003)

Confide In Me (1994)

Kids (2000)

Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (2001)

Especially For You (1988)

Shocked (1990)

Step Back In Time (2019)

Better The Devil You Know (1990)

Loco-Motion (1987)

All The Lovers (2010)

Dancing (2018)

Spinning Around (2000)

 ‘I still can’t get over it. I mean, from the moment the words were uttered, I think I’ve been in shock, delight, surprise, anxiety ever since. 

‘It’s excitement, nerves, obviously it’s emotional because of my history and I was, as you’ve mentioned, supposed to play here in 2005. Drama ensued, to put it mildly. 

She continued: ‘So the road to Glastonbury has been long and winding, with some unexpected bumps. Speed bumps! 

‘But I am just, as you said – it’s a big sing along, that’s what I’m hoping for, just a big love fest you know. 

‘And I guess, with 31 years-worth of songs and what’s come to light with the greatest hits album is that it’s all of our histories.’ 

Kylie said that even though she’s headlining, she’s not afraid to walk around the festival, saying: ‘I may let loose afterwards – trust me!’

Zoe said: ‘you’ve still got Sunday night to go absolutely crackers and get lost up at Block 9 or wherever it might be – you may have to wear a disguise of course.’

‘I’ll just put the hood of the cape up,’ she replied. 

Kylie admitted she’s struggling to narrow down all her hits into a 75-minute set. 

She said: ‘What we decided to do was start with a bang. I mean, normally with a two hour show, you can kind of ease people in and go on a bit of an up and down journey. 

‘I don’t want to give too much away but you know, it’s a party, it’s time to sing along so we’re going to start with that. There’s going to be a little emotional section and then we’re just going to go nuts at the end.’  

In good spirits: Kylie sent the 100,000-strong crowd wild with her passionate show as the stage was covered in multi-coloured confetti

In good spirits: Kylie sent the 100,000-strong crowd wild with her passionate show as the stage was covered in multi-coloured confetti

Daily Mail UK

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