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  • 27 February 2014, 12:02

Dolly Parton Confirmed For Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival-goers will be singing along to 9 to 5 this year after Dolly Parton confirmed she has signed up to play.

The 68-year-old country music star announced the news on Twitter, saying: "I'm incredibly excited to FINALLY announce that the BlueSmokeWorldTour is coming to GlastoFest on June 29! Stay tuned for more info."

It is not known when in the three-day event in Somerset she will perform, or if she will play on the main Pyramid stage or a smaller stage.

Emily Eavis, whose father Michael founded the festival in 1970, tweeted: "We are delighted to say that Dolly is coming to Glastonbury ... It really doesn't get much better than this!"

The line-up for last year's festival at Pilton Farm included the Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys and veteran television entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth.

Parton's career has seen her rack up dozens of hits, including Jolene and I Will Always Love You, which was also a huge hit for Whitney Houston, and star in films including Steel Magnolias.

She also set up Dollywood, a theme park in her native Tennessee, and runs a literacy campaign which gives free books to millions of children every year.

Blondie, who picked up the 'Godlike Genius' award at the NMEs on Wednesday, are also confirmed for the event in June.

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