Britney Spears ‘drops multiple clues’ she’s en-route to Glastonbury

Spears recorded a new version of John’s 1971 hit song ‘Tiny Dancer’ last year

Maanya Sachdeva
Sunday 25 June 2023 09:18 BST
Elton John sings Tiny Dancer on stage with Taron Egerton at Oscars after party

Britney Spears’s Instagram activity has convinced some fans the American pop star is headed to Somerset for her Glastonbury Festival debut.

Rumour has it that Spears is one of Sir Elton John’s four guest collaborators, who will perform with the singer during his debut headlining performance this weekend.

One of Britain’s best-loved music festivals, Glastonbury opened its doors to attendees earlier this week, as musical performances began on Friday 25 June.

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While the Arctic Monkeys delivered a five-star closing show on Friday night, and Guns N’ Roses underwhelmed on Saturday, John is scheduled to take over the Pyramid Stage on Sunday (25 June).

Speaking about John’s set, his husband David Furnish recently revealed the “Rocket Man” singer would bring on “four collaborators of his choosing”.

Rumoured to be one of these guest acts, Spears recorded a new version of John’s hit “Tiny Dancer” last year – her first song since a judge ruled to end the contentious conservatorship that controlled much of her personal and professional life.

If her recent Instagram posts are anything to go by, it seems the 41-year-old singer is getting ready to perform the “perfect tranquil late summer bop” for the first time at Glastonbury.

On Thursday 22 June, the Grammy-winner posted a picture of an apple that appears to be cut in the shape of St George’s Flag, and left three emojis of the Union Jack.

Spears posted what appears to be an apple cut in the shape of St George’s Flag

The next day, she shared artwork of what looks like a fish sandwich and chips alongside the same caption.

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The artist Noah Verrier has previously confirmed the oil painting depicts a McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish with a strawberry shake and fries. The meal is placed next to a vase of roses, a flower commonly associated with Britain.

Spears has seemingly been dropping hints about a Glastonbury surprise performance on her Instagram

Fans will remember Spears’s now-deleted post in which she revealed she was heading to London this week. The “Womanizer” singer reportedly claimed it was for a shopping trip at the time.

The Independent has contacted Spears’s representatives for comment.

As excitement over John’s set builds, some people are also theorising that Sir Paul McCartney will join him for his final UK show ever.

McCartney was spotted at Glastonbury on Friday, enjoying the Foo Fighters’s set that may go down as the festival’s worst-kept secret.

Other musicians that might be John’s collaborators include Dua Lipa, whom John brought on during his final US show last November, Lil Nas X, and Rina Sawayama.

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