Earlier this year Emily Eavis teased that the popular Legends slot would be taken by a non-British female, and it seems their identity is now out in the open.
Following speculation that it could be Madonna or Janet Jackson, The Sun claims it is in fact Kylie Minogue.
If true, it would be particularly “emotional” for the superstar: she was booked to headline back in 2005 but had to pull out due to cancer treatment.
“Kylie had to pull out of Glastonbury in 2005 just a month before she was due to appear so this performance will be a very emotional and poignant moment for her,” a source told the paper.
“She jumped at the opportunity to appear next year and it is the perfect way to celebrate her career.”
Other recent performers in the Legends slot have included Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie and Barry Gibb. Kylie, at 50, is considerably younger than all of them.
She is about to properly commence her Golden Tour, in support of her Number One album of the same name from earlier this year.
The jaunt starts at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on September 18 and will then move to Nottingham, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff, London, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Dublin and Belfast before October 8.
London is the longest stop on the route: she’ll be at the iconic O2 Arena for three nights of shows.
The Glastonbury headliners for 2019 have not been announced, although some rumoured acts – such as ABBA – have denied that they’re in the running.
After news broke that the world-famous quartet have recorded two new songs together, speculation soon started that they could take to the Pyramid Stage – but this has been shot down.
“No, definitely not,” their spokesperson told the Mirror.
“We should remember them how they were in the 1970s, and listen to how they sing today.”
Others being touted include Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, The Stone Roses, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and Madonna.
“[Organisers] have always been massive fans of Madonna and know she would put on an unforgettable show,” a source told The Sun earlier this year.
Glastonbury did not take place in 2018 but will be back as usual next summer.