Beyonce To Close Britain's Iconic Glastonbury Festival

Beyonce Knowles attends a screening of "I AM… World Tour" at the School of Visual Arts Theater in NYC on November 21, 2010 Beyonce Knowles attends a screening of "I AM… World Tour" at the School of Visual Arts Theater in NYC on November 21, 2010

Beyonce will close this year’s Glastonbury Festival, following her husband Jay-Z’s headline act at the British music event in 2008.

The pop singer said Friday she cannot wait to perform. She says: “I’m pumped just thinking about that huge audience and soaking up their energy.”

She joined about 140,000 music fans at the festival in southwest England’s Somerset in 2008 to see Jay-Z’s show.

Last year’s headline acts included Stevie Wonder and Gorillaz, alast-minute replacement for U2 who were forced to cancel after singer Bono suffered a back injury.

The outdoor festival, one of the largest and best-known of its kind, celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. Tickets for this year’s event on June 22-26 already have sold out.

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