was skittish about signing on in light of the flak that husband Jay-Z received before his appearance at the festival three years ago. (Sceptic Noel Gallagher said Jay-Z was an inappropriate booking. Jay-Z
answered by opening his set with an Oasis song, handily trouncing unbelievers and making Gallagher look... well, not all that relevant.)
But Coldplay frontman Martin reportedly convinced Beyonce that she wouldnt face the same chilly reception.
Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis told Radio Times that Martin was so involved in assembling the festival line-up, including reaching out to Beyonce.
Chris is as loyal as they comehell do anything for Glastonbury, Eavis told the publication. Hes really an unlikely frontman. Most people are a bit more all-consumed with their own thing.
Once Beyonce agreed to perform at Glastonbury, she committed, fitting her new album tour around her stint at the festival.
Luckily, we spoke to Beyoncé before she planned her tour this year, so she managed to put Glastonbury in her schedule, then build a European tour around it, Eavis added.
Heres hoping for a Martin-Paltrow-B-Z onstage