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Shania Twain is hoping to arrive for her Glastonbury set in style by riding a horse to the Pyramid Stage – but admits she’ll “have to find out if it’s allowed”.

The country music icon will be following in the footsteps of Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, and Johnny Cash as she takes to the stage for the prestigious legends slot on Sunday – usually a highlight of the festival weekend.

Asked if she had any special plans for her show, the Canadian singer told BBC Breakfast: “I love horses. I love animals, I’m going to see if there’s a horse around I can borrow.”

She continued: “I’d love to ride a horse to the stage… I’ll have to find out if it’s allowed.”

It wouldn’t be the first time the 58-year-old singer has incorporated a horse into her performance.

Twain used to sing her hit “You’re Still The One” while sitting on the back of a white horse during her Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace between 2012 and 2014.

She was also seen riding a horse through a yucca plantation in the video for her 2005 single Don’t!.

Twain also often appears on social media with her own horses – including three Tennessee walking horses and two American saddlebreds.

Shania Twain performs in New York in 2017. Pic: AP
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Shania Twain performs in New York in 2017. Pic: AP

Meanwhile, Twain has suggested her Glastonbury show will be free of guest appearances – ruling out sharing the stage with Harry Styles two years after they sang together at Coachella.

The singer said she is “overwhelmed” to be following in the footsteps of music icons such as Barry Gibb, Kylie Minogue, and Lionel Ritchie – who have all graced the stage for the Legends slot in previous years.

She said: “It’s been explained to me that it is a real event, a once in a lifetime thing. Everyone keeps going: ‘Let me tell you about it. Let me tell you about my experiences’.”

Twain’s 1997 album Come On Over is one of the top 10 best-selling global albums of all time and its singles, including Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) and From This Moment On, will likely feature in her Glastonbury set list.

She said: “I’m planning on getting up there and having so much fun. I’d love to be able to sing with everyone and be a part of the journey of the crowd. So, I’m going to do everything familiar. I want to do the hits. I want to do what they know.”

Emily Eavis opens the gates on the first day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Picture date: Wednesday June 26, 2024. PA Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ Glastonbury. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
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Emily Eavis opens the gates on the first day of the Glastonbury Festival. Pic: PA

People arrive for the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Picture date: Wednesday June 26, 2024. PA Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ Glastonbury. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
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People arrive for the Glastonbury Festival. Pic: PA

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Thousands of festival-goers will descend on Worth Farm in Somerset as the world-famous festival opens its gates on Wednesday.

The Met Office has said campers can expect “mostly warm, dry and settled” weather for the next five days, but scattered showers could begin from day one and last until the end of the weekend.

This year’s event will see headline performances from global stars including pop singer Dua Lipa, Coldplay, and American singer Sza.

Other attractions at the 900-acre festival, which runs from Wednesday until Sunday, include speeches, film screenings and Q&As, circus performances, comedy sets and more.



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