Dolly Parton wants her own festival

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

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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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