Kylie Minogue took the opportunity to bring our her close friend Nick Cave during her performance at Glastonbury 2019.
Minogue is performing a highly sentimental performance on the iconic Pyramid Stage after being handed the famed ‘Legends Slot’ by organisers Michael and Emily Eavis. Over the years, this specific slot has seen the likes of Lionel Richie and Dolly Parton take the lead in this role.
The performance is undoubtedly an emotional one with Minogue finally making her Glastonbury debut after cancelling her 2005 headline slot due to her breast cancer diagnosis. That year Basement Jaxx replaced her as headliner and, in tribute, performed a cover version of ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’.
As we’ve seen on numerous times in recent years, Minogue wanted to share the stage with her fellow Australian Cave for a rendition of their iconic song ‘Where the Wild Roses Grow’ as the crowd waved pre-planted red roses.
Prior to the performance, Kylie said: “I’m bound to cry – it’s going to happen,” she told Sunday Times Style when thinking about the summer show. “When I was meant to be there, I watched from Australia. I was dealing with much bigger things back then, but when I’m there it will take me back to when I wasn’t there. But I’ll work through that.”
Festival organiser Emily Eavis said she was “delighted” with the news that Kylie will perform at the festival, adding: “We cannot wait.”
It was only this time last year that Nick Cave celebrated Kylie Minogue’s 50th birthday by performing 1996 track ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’ live at London festival All Points East.
The duo, whose collaboration shook the pop world in the 90s, hit the stage at Victoria Park in East London while Cave and the Bad Seeds headlined the event.
The track is the fifth song and lead single from the band’s ninth studio album, Murder Ballads, released on Mute Records. It was written by the band’s frontman Nick Cave and produced by Tony Cohen and Victor Van Vugt.