The next time Kylie Minogue makes it to Glastonbury she wants to camp at the festival — and hit the mosh pit.
The Spinning Around singer also wants to perform at Worthy Farm again after playing to the festival’s biggest-ever crowd last year.
Enjoying a full lockdown catch-up with Guilty Pleasures, the 52-year-old revealed she plans to play tracks from new album Disco in a live-stream performance called Kylie: Infinite Disco, next month.
And recalling her Glasto bow in 2019, she said: ‘I have never had the full Glastonbury experience. Not as a punter or visitor. That is something I would love to do.
‘I’d like to think I would camp and go in the crowd. Just go for it. Maybe paint my face.
‘The spirit of Glastonbury is just inclusive and exceptional. I do think I could just be part of the crowd. I love the idea of that.
‘The idea was, this year, I would go and watch Diana Ross as a fan.’
And after watching back her own 2019 performance during this year’s lockdown special, the Aussie pop princess is hankering to get back on the Pyramid Stage.
‘Would I do it again? In a heart beat, yes,’ she said. The Magic singer feels especially strongly about live performance as she was left wondering from her couch if she would ever get to see her fans from the stage again.
She told GP: ‘There were definitely fleeting, grieving thoughts where you go, “Oh…” maybe not ever again but certainly, “When?” ’
And Kylie added: ‘Thinking back to lockdown, I don’t think I had enough joy to be dancing around.
‘Working on this album, Disco, would be my escapism. You didn’t see the news in those five or six hours. I was not footloose and fancy free. Maybe when I watched Glastonbury I had a jump about.’
As for her online gig on November 7, she said: ‘It’s hard to call it a concert. I think of it as a performance as there is no crowd.
‘There’s no response to what you are doing. But it will be a very exciting way to present a lot of the new music and a few old hits.
‘We can’t do all the things in our imagination with the guidelines, restrictions and budget. But in another way it’s not inventing something that has to be packed down into ten, 15 trucks and go to another country. It will be different.’
Tickets for her 50-minute show will go on sale tomorrow at 9am.
Lucky, Lucky, Lucky In Love during lockdown
Kylie says she is lucky, lucky, lucky she wasn’t single during lockdown. The All The Lovers singer is smitten with Paul Solomons, 46, and says the mag boss can even make staring at the walls interesting.
‘Yes (I was thankful for being in a relationship),’ she said of her hunk. ‘Even if you were staring at the walls. Definitely. I did take solace in that.’
Kylie, who was holed up in her west London mansion, added: ‘I did spend a lot of time alone. But having someone at the end of the phone, someone who was there, yeah (that helped).’
And as she cuddled her man, she had sympathy for singletons isolating alone. ‘The stories of people on their own… so heartbreaking,’ she said.
But being away from family in her home city of Melbourne is painful. And the virus has taught her not take spending time with loved ones for granted.
‘It’s a schlep but it’s a thing to get to Australia. I’ve done it many times over the years,’ she said.
Find the right track and I’ll duet with Madge
It’s Kylie calling, Madge… The pop princess is ready and raring to go when it comes to performing with her teenage idol Madonna — if someone can write the pair the ultimate duet track.
Kylie says the only thing holding the pop royals back from teaming up in the studio is the risk of putting out something mediocre. The pair have been going toe-to-toe at the top of the charts for four decades, but Kylie says Queen of Pop Madge, 62, is no rival.
In fact, Kylie says she’s been a ‘Madonna maniac’ since the ’80s.
On the prospect of the chart-topping pair teaming up, Kylie spilled: ‘I am as curious as the fans are. It would be amazing.’ Explaining what is holding her and the Material Girl back, she added: ‘The hard part is to get the right song and the right moment.’
Conscious of pop fans’ high expectations, she said: ‘Maybe any moment is the right moment… but the right song? One that’s in people’s imagination, mine included, because don’t forget I was a 14-year-old Madonna maniac. I was that kid.’
And while the day the pair record a duet may or may never come, Kylie is putting out the feelers to team up with some of her pop successors.
She says there are ‘so many’ people she wants to get in the studio with.
‘Miley (Cyrus) is absolutely smashing it right now. I am such a big fan of Gaga. Her talent is phenomenal. She has done some cute things recently by urging people to vote in America. There are so many facets to her. The list would go on and on.’
Harry waves off locks with new do
Harry Styles’s locks have fans buzzing again. He has cut off his wavy hair for the short back and sides look he had in 2017 flick Dunkirk.
One fan tweeted: ‘All the Dunkirk harry stans are freaking out right now.’
Lily’s not up for a chat about Dom
Lily James has pulled out of a slot on the Graham Norton Show. The BBC says the Rebecca star, 31, will feature ‘at a later date’.
Recently, she was seen cuddling married Dominic West, 51, in Rome.
Skywalker up the aisle? John’s ready
John Boyega is ready to get wed, says pal Letitia Wright.
Talking about her dating chats with the Star Wars actor, the Black Panther star, 26, told Porter: ‘John was like, “Tish, man, of course, I date! I need to scout my wife!”’
All fright on night for Dizzee and co
Dizzee Rascal, Joel Corry and Becky Hill can’t be spooked from the stage amid the pandemic. They will perform at the KISS Haunted House Party 2020.
The concert, taking place virtually due to Covid, is on October 31.
Credit: Original article published here.