Madonna Glastonbury negotiations reportedly ‘break down’ with another huge star tipped to replace her

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12 Feb 2024, 14:18

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If you've been excited about the much-rumoured possibility of seeing Madonna at Glastonbury Festival this year, then you might be in for disappointment. 

Whilst the line-up for Glasto 2024 has yet to be revealed, rumours have been swirling for a while that the Queen of Pop could be one of the headliners. Reports in October suggested that talks were “well underway” between festival organisers and Madonna’s manager, Guy Oseary.

However, it is now being reported that negotiations between her team and organisers have broken down.

The MailOnline has reported that “hopes of luring Madonna to Somerset for the first time vanished when it emerged that her set would be too expensive.”

Sources have told the publication that another legend is being lined-up to play instead, with Stevie Wonder reportedly having been offered the Sunday night headline slot.

The source said: “It will be a massive coup if we get him.”

The music icon last played at Worthy Farm in 2010. His set included classics such as Uptight, Superstition, I Just Called to Say I Love You and Signed, Sealed, Delivered. "Many reckoned his set was up there with the best seen here," the source said.

We'll just have to wait until the official headliner announcement is made to find out if these rumours come to fruition.

Another legend, Engelbert Humperdinck, apparently has his eyes on Worthy Farm, recently telling The Sun: “I wouldn’t mind doing Glastonbury. I’d have to have the right songs for that show. But my new project may give me that opportunity.”

Tickets for the festival, which takes place in June, were snapped up by eager punters in under an hour in November. 

There is some hope for those who didn’t quite manage to get the tickets though, as organisers have confirmed there will be a resale of cancelled or returned tickets in spring.

Glastonbury 2024 starts on Wednesday 26th June and runs until Sunday 30th June, with most of the music happening on 28th-30th.