Beyonce Confirmed for Glastonbury, Libertines Still a Question Mark

Beyoncé and Pete Doherty (L-R)

In this week’s music roundup, we highlighted reports that Beyoncé would follow in her husband Jay-Z‘s footsteps and headline Britain’s biggest music festival. But, as BBC News reports, today (February 11) she and her record company made it official. The “Single Ladies” singer will indeed bring her buoyant live show to Glastonbury this summer. “I’m pumped just thinking about that huge audience and soaking up their energy,” she said in a statement.

Fans of early ’00s British rock will be stoked to hear that the reunited Libertines are up for a slot at this year’s festival. The Sun says it’s a “go” for Pete Doherty and company, but co-frontman Carl Barat tells NME that talks are ongoing. “It’s been mentioned, but I’ve not had an actual dialogue yet with the other band members,” he says. The quartet re-teamed last summer at the Reading and Leeds festivals in England. Here’s the band performing “Time for Heroes” at Reading back in August:

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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