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Kylie Minogue performs at Glastonbury 14 years after cancelling due to breast cancer

Kylie Minogue performs at Glastonbury 14 years after cancelling due to breast cancer

Kylie Minogue performs on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, Britain on Jun 30, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Henry Nicholls)

Kylie Minogue delighted a huge crowd at Glastonbury with hits including Spinning Around, Shocked and Better The Devil You Know, 14 years after illness forced her to cancel a headline performance at the festival.

Kylie, as she is universally known, played all the catchy disco pop hits that the audience had come to hear, from I Should Be So Lucky, her breakthrough 1988 worldwide No 1, to 2010 release All The Lovers.

Minogue was due to headline Glastonbury, the world's largest greenfield festival, in 2005, but was forced to pull out after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

"I wished things were different but life is what it is," she said, choking back tears of emotion. "We're all here together in this moment."

She said some of the artists in 2005 had covered her songs, and she welcomed on stage one of them, Coldplay's Chris Martin, to join her in performing Can't Get You Out Of My Head.

The gig changed gear midway when the 51-year-old was joined by previous collaborator Nick Cave for the murder-themed ballad Where the Wild Roses Grow.

But the serious interlude was brief in a show that featured a blast of rainbow Pride confetti, four costume changes, and mass singalongs from the sun-bathed capacity crowd, including for the Spinning Around finale.

Minogue was followed by US singer Miley Cyrus, who opened with Nothing Breaks Like A Heart, her collaboration with Mark Ronson, who joined her on stage.

Her father Billy Ray Cyrus also appeared during the show, performing Old Town Road, with rapper Lil Nas X.

British goth rock band the Cure is set to close the festival.

(Additional reporting by Hanna Rantala; editing by Kate Holton)

Source: Reuters/sr