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Legendary country singer Dolly Parton reportedly put critics in their place with a resounding performance at Glastonbury over the weekend as she sang some of her hits on the Pyramid stage.
The US singer got front page love from up to 6 British newspapers, including the Guardian, Time and Daily Mail, all of whom gave Parton raving reviews for her set at the mud fest.
After dreary weather got festival goers in the blues, the 68- year- old perked up the mood at Worthy farm with an audience packed full of revelers of all ages- some of whom were probably a third of her age ,but Parton’s catchy hits including Nine to Five, Jolene and ‘Island’s in the stream’ got the crowd swaying and singing with her.
Dressed in a white, heavily embellished pant suit, the petite singer’s set is reported to have attracted revelers in numbers rivaled only by the Rolling stones last year who headlined the festival.
She also had a little extra treat for festival goers as she invited Bon Jovi guitarist Ricky Sambora to join her on stage for her performance.
Not all the talk about the country singer’s set has been glowing, however, as some fans watching the live show on the BBC took to social media, accusing the singer of miming during the performance.
Celebrities including Stephen Fry have leaped to her defense. Fry said on Twitter, ‘There are very few people in the world that he admired more’ than Parton and her representative has also called the claims ‘rubbish’ adding that “She’s an amazing singer and stole the whole festival.”
Her rousing performance came after big bands Metallica and Arcade Fire took to the stage earlier in the weekend, while Kasabian closed off the show on Sunday.
Other notable acts at the festival were Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen and Born to die singer Lana Del ray.