Rihanna is in talks to headline Glastonbury for FIRST time after releasing her first track in years


Global popstar Rihanna is in talks to headline Glastonbury Festival for the first time, since emerging on to the music scene at the tender age of 17 as Jay-Z’s protégée.

After releasing her first single in six years on Friday following the news that she will perform at the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime show, the Stay singer, 34, was reportedly ‘approached about Glastonbury’ Glastonbury festival organizers Emily Eavis and her father Michael.

‘Next year’s festival would be just the right timing for herself,’ a source revealed of the possibility of Rihanna taking the stage at Somerset’s Worthy Farm. 

Musical comeback! Global popstar Rihanna is in talks to headline Glastonbury Festival for the first time, since emerging on to the music scene at the tender age of 17 as Jay-Z’s protégée; seen in 2016

‘She is a huge name for Worthy Farm and would be the perfect addition to the line-up,’ the insider continued.

Additionally, the confidante told The Sun that’ everything about Rihanna’s music comeback is being closely guarded but her team has been talking with the Eavis family.’

Just last week, fans rejoiced over the release of her track, Lift Me Up for the highly-anticipated Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever, which hit theaters on November 11. 

Festival season: After releasing her first single in six years on Friday following the news that she will perform at the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime show, the Stay singer, 34, was reportedly 'approached about Glastonbury' Glastonbury festival organizers Emily Eavis and her father Michael

Festival season: After releasing her first single in six years on Friday following the news that she will perform at the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime show, the Stay singer, 34, was reportedly ‘approached about Glastonbury’ Glastonbury festival organizers Emily Eavis and her father Michael

'Next year’s festival would be just the right timing for herself,' a source revealed of the possibility of Rihanna taking the stage at Somerset’s Worthy Farm (seen in 2016)

‘Next year’s festival would be just the right timing for herself,’ a source revealed of the possibility of Rihanna taking the stage at Somerset’s Worthy Farm (seen in 2016)

The piano balled, which has a 3-minute and 14-second runtime, shows off the beauty’s stunning falsetto as she sings: ‘Keep me safe, safe and sound.’

Fans eagerly took to social media minutes after the release to gush over the ‘beautiful’ song as well as to praise Rihanna’s flawless vocals. 

‘OMG HER VOCALS #Rihanna,’ read a tweet, which included an image of someone tearing up with headphones on.

Another wrote: ‘rihanna. what you did was so beautiful. i am literally crying, the vocals, the way you just sang everything.’

'She is a huge name for Worthy Farm and would be the perfect addition to the line-up,' the insider continued

‘She is a huge name for Worthy Farm and would be the perfect addition to the line-up,’ the insider continued

Headliner: Additionally, the confidante told The Sun that' everything about Rihanna’s music comeback is being closely guarded but her team has been talking with the Eavis family' (seen in 2016)

Headliner: Additionally, the confidante told The Sun that’ everything about Rihanna’s music comeback is being closely guarded but her team has been talking with the Eavis family’ (seen in 2016)

Many Rihanna fans – who are often referred to as ‘The Navy’ – were moved to tears after listening to Lift Me Up, which is a tribute to the late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman.

‘I’m crying right now, Rihanna why you do this to us,’ penned one emotional fan, who received a flood of responses echoing their sentiment.

Someone wrote that they were ‘literally getting chills listening’ to Lift Me Up, while another predicted that the song could be a potential Oscar contender in the Best Original Song category.

Beautiful ballad: Just last week, fans rejoiced over the release of her track, Lift Me Up for the highly-anticipated Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever, which hit theaters on November 11

Beautiful ballad: Just last week, fans rejoiced over the release of her track, Lift Me Up for the highly-anticipated Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever, which hit theaters on November 11 

In September, the star confirmed she will be headlining the 2023 Super Bowl half-time show.

Previously, the Diamonds singer turned down the opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl in 2019 because of the way Colin Kaepernick had been treated.

The former San Francisco 49er refused to stand for the US national anthem at the beginning of games to protest police brutality and racial inequality. After he became a free agent, no teams signed him.

The quarterback sued the NFL in November 2017, accusing team owners of collusion in not hiring him.

Big news: In September, Rihanna announced she will be headlining the 2023 Super Bowl half-time show with this victorious photo on social media

Big news: In September, Rihanna announced she will be headlining the 2023 Super Bowl half-time show with this victorious photo on social media

The suit was withdrawn two years later after Kaepernick and the NFL reached a confidential settlement. He remains unsigned.

In explaining her decision at the time, the Grammy winner told Vogue, ‘ I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people.’

‘I just couldn’t be a sellout,’ she said, ‘I couldn’t be an enabler. There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way.’

Protest: The former San Francisco 49er refused to stand for the US national anthem at the beginning of games to protest police brutality and racial inequality. After he became a free agent, no teams signed him

Still Unsigned:  The quarter sued the NFL, charging collusion. A confidential agreement was signed in 2019. He remains unsigned (seen in 2021)

Protest: The former San Francisco 49er refused to stand for the US national anthem at the beginning of games to protest police brutality and racial inequality. After he became a free agent, no teams signed him

The passage of time may have eased the chart topper’s concerns about performing at the Super Bowl.

Rihanna has taken a break from performing after giving birth to her son in May.

She has been talking about releasing new music, but much of her time recently has been focusing on her Fenty makeup brand and supporting boyfriend A$AP Rocky at his shows. 

Music: Rihanna has taken a break from performing after giving birth to her son in May. She has been talking about releasing new music, but recently has been focusing on her Fenty makeup brand

Music: Rihanna has taken a break from performing after giving birth to her son in May. She has been talking about releasing new music, but recently has been focusing on her Fenty makeup brand

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