Taylor Swift To Headline Next Year's Glastonbury Festival

Taylor Swift has been announced as one of the headliners for next year’s Glastonbury Festival.

The US pop star will play at the event as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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She tweeted: “I’m ecstatic to tell you that I’ll be headlining Glastonbury on its 50th anniversary – See you there!”

Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis said in a video posted on Twitter: “I’m so pleased to announce that Taylor Swift is going to be headlining the Sunday of Glastonbury this year.

“She’s one of the biggest stars in the world and she’s young and she’s a fantastic American girl, and it’s going to be beautiful, and her songs are absolutely fantastic.

“We’re so delighted.”

Swift, who recently celebrated her 30th birthday, joins Sir Paul McCartney and Diana Ross on the bill.


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She Loves Her Fans

No matter how busy she is, Taylor always takes the time to sign autographs and snap photos with her fans.

She's A Teen At Heart

Does any musician capture the feeling of being a teenager quite like Taylor Swift? Her songs perfectly describe the ups and downs of high school life, from first dates to football games.

She's Proud To Be Herself

Taylor often speaks out, in both her songs and in interviews, about being proud to be different. Songs like "You Belong With Me" and "mean" have inspired her fans to take pride in their differences, too.

She's Gone Triple Platinum

Less than a month after "Red" debuted, the album has sold 3 million copies. Happy birthday to Taylor!

She's A Good Role Model

In all the time she's been in the spotlight, Taylor has always acted with dignity and class. She stays away from sex tapes, nude photo scandals and is never seen drinking or doing drugs.

She Writes Her Own Songs

And they become the soundtrack of our lives.

She Gives Back

Taylor recently donated $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame, which will be used to fund a new education center being built in her name. She's also donated to the Alabama charity Nick's Kids and Soles4Souls, among others.

She's Got Awesome Besties

Taylor's group of friends says a lot about how awesome she is: The singer likes to hang out with some of our favorite celebs, from Selena Gomez to Ed Sheeran to Emma Stone. Just last week, Swift introduced new love interest Harry Styles to Stone at a mutual friends' birthday party in NYC!

She Has Great Style

Taylor's fashion sense has gradually evolved from sweet, girl-next-door styles to elegant, retro-inspired dresses and accessories. We always love looking out for her on the red carpet!

She's Made History

Among numerous other records she's set, Taylor Swift has sold over 20 MILLION albums, which is more than any other artist in the past decade.

Her Facial Expressions

We love watching Taylor at awards shows -- the expressions of pure joy and excitement on her face are so infectious that we can't help but smile.

Her Twitter Is AWESOME

We love following @taylorswift13 for fun updates, cute observations and adorable photos of her cat.

She Loves Her Cat

Taylor isn't shy about her adoration for her cat, Meredith (whose name, fans pointed out, coincidentally contains the word "Red"). She recently tweeted this photo of her feline friend along with the caption, "Starting the morning. Meredith is silently judging me. Lovingly, I hope."

She's A Romantic

Taylor has written love songs that have made teenagers (and teens at heart) doodle lyrics in their notebooks while dreaming about the object of their affection. We love that no matter what challenges she faces or what stands in her way, she still believes that life can be like a fairy tale.

She's A Novelist & Poet

In fourth grade, the singer won a national competition for her poem "Monster In My Closet." And at the age of 12, she wrote her own novel. The singer is also planning an autobiography.

She Wrote The Best Song About Bullying Ever

It's thought that Taylor Swift wrote the song "Mean" about a critic who kept giving her bad reviews, but the song quickly took on a life of its own and became a full-fledged cultural phenomenon. "Mean" is now one of the biggest anti-bullying anthems out there.

She's A Country Girl

Taylor's self-titled 2006 album contains a song called "Tim McGraw" professing her love for the country star. Although Taylor's gone in a more pop direction with her recent albums, she still stays true to her country roots -- and she's made country music history with her number-one hits.

She Dreams Big

"I love having a goal, feeling like I'm on a mission," Swift said in an interview with Marie Claire. "I love trying to beat what I've done so far." And we love that Taylor never stops dreaming big -- and making her dreams come true.

But She Stays Grounded

Taylor hasn't let fame get to her head -- she still remembers what's most important to her and puts that first. She said in an interview with Dolly Magazine: “I’ve always just figured that life will be much more enjoyable if I stick to what I love. I love music. I love my family. I love my friends. I love my fans. I love dresses and winter and cooking. I don’t necessarily love going out into noisy bars, so I don’t do it.”

She Always Cheers Us Up

She's Half Of Haylor

After seeing these adorable photos of the pair together feeding birds in England's Lake District, we couldn't help but be charmed. Although we can already imagine the breakup song Taylor will write about Styles, we've been won over by the union of two of our favorite pop stars.

She's Just The Best

What else is there to say?

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