Amy Winehouse to Play Glastonbury Music Fest
The singer is set to precede Jay-Z at the big summer event in England
On June 28, the Grammy winner is expected to be one of the star attractions at this year’s Glastonbury Music Festival in Somerset, England, where she will hit the stage directly before headliner Jay-Z, reports the BBC.
Despite a certain degree of unreliability in Winehouse’s past – her on-again, off-again Grammy appearance, as well as the question of whether she’d be in shape to deliver the new James Bond theme, for instance – “I have total faith, I think she’ll come and deliver,” Glastonbury rep Emily Eavis is quoted as saying.
“This is one of the biggest sets of the summer, supporting the most anticipated artist at Glastonbury in the past 38 years.”
June 28 falls smack dab in the middle of the three-day fest. “Glasto” as the performing arts festival is commonly nicknamed, is the largest outdoor celebration of its kind in the world.
Of the singer’s private problems, Eavis said, “It’s her personal life and no one really knows the extent of what she’s up to and I don’t think it should be public knowledge. We all know she’s a brilliant performer and I think that’s what we should be focusing on.”
Besides Glasto, Winehouse, 24, is also slated to play several engagements across Europe, including Portugal’s Rock in Rio (this coming Friday), Ireland’s Oxegen Rock en Seine in Paris and Bestival on the Isle of Wight on Sept. 6.