Dolly Parton draws huge crowd to Glastonbury Pyramid stage


Dolly Parton has drawn a huge crowd for her debut Glastonbury set, performing some of her biggest hits as thousands of fans chanted her name.

The audience was larger than that for Friday and Saturday's headliners, Arcade Fire and Metallica.

Parton told the audience: "I've been waitin' a long time for this."

The country singer and cultural icon sang tracks including Why D'You Come In Here Lookin' Like That? 9 to 5, Jolene and Coat of Many Colors.

She wore a white, diamante trouser suit and said: "I'm just glad you came to see me."

The singer also performed a song about the mud that she wrote in the early hours of Sunday morning, which included the lyrics: "Mud, mud, mud, mud/Up to our bums
in all this crud."

And she wooed the crowd with lots of classics such as Islands in the Stream, 9 to 5 and her encore, I Will Always Love You.

She played for about an hour on the Pyramid stage.

"I grew up in the country, so this mud ain't nothing new to me - and it ain't nothing to you either," she said.

At an earlier news conference, she said: "My daddy was a farmer, I grew up in East Tennessee and we made our living on a farm, so I thought, 'Well this isn't all that

Courtesy: BBC