Beyonce is heading to the U.K. According to published reports, the singer will be the closing act at this year’s Glastonbury Music Festival. Previously known for featuring mostly Rock acts, promoters started looking outside the genre as tickets sales started to wane.
Beyonce’s husband, Jay-Z, performed at the festival back in 2008 and took heat from several British rock acts, including Oasis’ Noel Gallagher, who didn’t take kindly to a rapper being added to the line-up.
Speaking of her own inclusion in this year’s show, Beyonce released the following statement Friday afternoon:
“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.”
The Glastonbury Festival will run from June 22nd until June 26th. However, if you plan on buying tickets to the event you are out of luck. They actually sold out back in October 2010. Yes, before any performers were even announced, tickets were sold out in about 4 hours. The event is just that popular.