Glastonbury 2014: Dolly Parton denies miming during Pyramid Stage set

A spokesperson said that the 9 to 5 singer performed live

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A spokesperson for country and western legend Dolly Parton has denied reports that she mimed during her performance at Glastonbury.

The “Jolene” singer took to the Pyramid Stage on Sunday in what was described as the highlight of the five-day musical extravaganza.

But despite attracting more revellers than any act since the Rolling Stones last year, the 68-year-old was hit by accusations that her set wasn’t quite as glittery as her rhinestone costume.

Putting the rumours to bed, a spokesperson for the 68-year-old told The Sunday Mirror: “She sings live. Some people don't know an amazing singer when they hear one.”

It was Parton's debut performance at the world-famous festival and she told the audience: “I’ve been waiting a long time or this”.


She went on to sing popular hits including “9 to 5”, “Why’d You Come In Here Lookin' Like That” and “Jolene”; she also performed a song about mud that she had written specially for the occasion.

Speaking to reporters at the festival, Parton said: “I hope to never retire and I'm up there now and I enjoy every bit of it.

"I wake up every day with new dreams, so I feel like I'm just starting out."