It’s the UK’s most iconic music festival, which has taken 2018 off as its ‘fallow year’ in a bid to give the land and organisers a break.
Yet Glastonbury is already lining up its 2019 acts with Madonna, 59, reportedly set to ‘headline’ the Pyramid Stage.
Creator of the legendary music festival, Michael Eavis, and his daughter, Emily, want to make next year’s ‘better than ever’ in order to ‘drive ticket sales’, reports The Sun.
An insider told the publication’s Bizarre column: ‘Preparations are already well under way after they’ve taken this year off, and Michael and his daughter Emily Eavis want to make it better than ever.
‘They have always been massive fans of Madonna and know she would put on an unforgettable show.
‘It was really important that they had a diverse line-up for the 2019 festival after criticism of previous ones.’
If the reports are true, this will be Madonna’s first time playing Glastonbury after almost 40 years in the music industry.
Yet this isn’t Michael’s first time trying to land the Vogue hitmaker and in 2000 he revealed plans of hoping to secure for the line-up.
He said: ‘I would like to get Madonna, I tell you that, especially with her William Orbit [Madonna’s producer] connections.
‘I might spend a bit of time working on that actually … Hole were great last year and I’d be very keen on getting Madonna along to replace her. That’s the one to do.’
Only recently in May, the singer performed Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah at the Met Gala in New York City, which was recorded by actor Hugh Jackman.
Madonna dressed in virginal white, walked through a crowd of A-list onlookers as she sang while accompanied by backup singers in hooded robes.
Hugh posted the video to his Instagram on Tuesday alongside the caption: ‘The one and only Madonna. Hallelujah.’