Glastonbury was criticized last year for its lack of female headliners – so organiser Michael Eavis is aiming for the very best ahead of the 2019 festival.
“I can reveal the world’s biggest-selling female musician of all time, Madonna, is being lined up to perform at the event, which kicks off a year from now.”
Despite a career spanning more than 30 years, she has never appeared at Somerset’s Worthy Farm and is the top pick for the event as she gears up for the release of her 14th studio album.
A Glastonbury insider said: “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.”
“And with this being a fallow year they want to secure a really big name to drive ticket sales.”
“Thanks to all her huge hits, they are convinced that she would be a real crowd pleaser on the Pyramid Stage.”
Madonna has sold well over 300 million records during her career and notched up 13 UK No1 singles.
If she does decide to sign up for Glastonbury she will follow in the footsteps of just a handful of other incredible brilliant female headliners including Adele, Florence and the Machine and Beyonce. She is the first name in the picture for the 2019 festival, which will run from June 26 to 30.