Why Taylor Swift will not perform at Glastonbury even though she was previously on the line up

Taylor Swift declined to perform at Glastonbury this year despite her agreement to headline in 2020. Billie Eilish will take the stage as the headlining act.

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Glastonbury Festival is in full swing, with five days of celebrations.

The Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 and 2021 initially caused the cancellation of the event. However, the festival’s long-awaited return will be held from June 22 to 26.

Glastonbury will be headlined by Billie Eilish this weekend, along with a few other amazing stars. But it was originally planned to be someone entirely different.

Taylor Swift, a singer and songwriter, was actually prepared to take the stage after she agreed to headline the show in 2012!

The pop legend, 32, agreed to headline festival in 2020 ahead of the global pandemic which led to cancellations.

Glastonbury: Taylor declines to perform


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She was willing to headline 2020


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The Shake it Off singer is however, “politely declined”She will not be performing this year and will instead concentrate on her new music.

“Taylor politely declined when she was approached because the timing just isn’t right at the moment,”A source said The Sun.

“Of course, she would absolutely love to headline at some point. It is still on her bucket list but performing isn’t her priority right now.

“She still has some old albums that she is still working on and it is her priority to get them finished.

Taylor is currently working on her music


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Although Tay-Tay will not be making an appearance on this stage, she is open to future appearances.

“I wanted to ­perform in places I hadn’t performed in as much, do things I hadn’t done — like Glastonbury,”She said.

“I haven’t done festivals, really, since early in my career.

“They’re fun and bring people together in a really cool way. It’s so sad. But I know it’s the right decision.”

On Friday night, Bad Guy singer Billie, 20, will add to her already jaw-dropping career by headlining the festival, which will make history as the event’s youngest ever solo headliner.

She is taking a quick break from her Happier Than Ever tour to headline the festival alongside major stars such as Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar.

Other performers already announced for the huge weekend include the legendary Diana Ross, who has been placed in the Sunday afternoon Legends slot.

She had originally been due to play the festival’s popular legends slot during the event’s 50th anniversary in 2020 before it was cancelled.

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