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09 May 2024

Dua Lipa Reveals How She Found Out She Was Headlining Glastonbury: Watch

Dua Lipa attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion exhibition on Monday, May 6, 2024, in New York
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Dua Lipa has revealed how she discovered that she’d be headlining this year’s Glastonbury festival.

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Lipa was appearing on Dish, the podcast hosted by broadcaster Nick Grimshaw and chef Angela Harnett. Grimshaw asked her, “Tell me about the call. When does that happen? When someone’s, like, ‘OK, it’s happening. You’re headlining Glastonbury.’”

Lipa replied: “At the end of my Future Nostalgia tour. I was coming back from Australia and I remember checking my email and it just said ‘Glastonbury’ and I was, like, ‘Oh, this is interesting.’

“I opened the email, and I just go, ‘Oh my god! I can’t believe what I’m reading!’ I just had to, like, refresh it a couple of times to see that I wasn’t, like, tripping and I wasn’t, like jet lag delusion in the moment.

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“It was just the best email of all time. I don’t think I’ve ever, I never check my email. After that, never looked at my emails ever again, because it was downhill from there.”

Lipa will be the Friday night headliner at Glastonbury Festival this June and has announced a date at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 17 October.

Lipa recently spoke with Variety about the statement she is hoping to make with her new album, Radical Optimism.

“I think for me, the importance of understanding that when things are bad, there’s always some light at the end of the tunnel,” she said. “I always think about it like, when I’m in the midst of a mess of turmoil or everything’s going wrong, I always tell myself, in a couple months, I’m gonna look back on that moment, and be like, thank God I walked through it. I didn’t decide to hide or not deal with the problem at hand, whatever it is, but actually choose to go through it. And that’s how I grew. And I feel like that just overall, especially in the world right now, I think it’s important that we just learn to walk through the fire and not hide away from it, or shy away from it. That’s just optimism. It’s probably the most daring thing we can do.”

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