Dolly Parton wants her own festival

Dolly Parton wants to start her own festival and thinks she can learn a lot from Glastonbury

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton wants to start her own festival.

The 'Jolene' singer enjoyed her first experience at Glastonbury at the weekend and thinks there was a lot she could learn from it in order to stage her own music event at her Dollywood Theme Park in Tennessee.

She said: "I have a lotta land up near east Tennessee, and we do a lot of festivals through my Dollywood company. I've often thought I might start my own festival in Tennessee, or maybe I'll get some good pointers from this one."

And the 68-year-old star planned to ask Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis for some advice on setting up a musical extravaganza.

Speaking during a press conference at Worthy Farm, she said: "I think I'm going to do that - Michael can give me some tips. Why wouldn't I want something like this?"

Dolly was delighted to be asked to perform at the festival and said it made her feel like a rock star.

She said: "I'm so excited to be part of this whole thing. I'm just a country girl, and now I feel like a rock star."

And the '9 to 5' hitmaker deliberately chose her all-white outfit so she would complement the muddy conditions.

She explained before her performance: "I'm going to wear white on stage, because I figured from all the way out there I want to be seen, and I think it goes well with mud. But I will be wearing my stage shoes - you know I have to shine, mud or no mud."

Dolly Parton

The leading lady of country with the phenomenal voice and impeccable songwriting performs evergreen favourites – and perhaps even a rap or two – on her Blue Smoke World Tour.


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