Dolly Parton sets Glastonbury record

Dolly Parton sets Glastonbury record

PARTON'S PERFORMANCE:Dolly draws a huge crowd in her first appearance at the iconic Glastonbury Festival. Photo: Associated Press

Country queen Dolly Parton performed to the biggest crowd ever amassed in front of Glastonbury’s main stage, according to organizer Emily Eavis.

The veteran star appeared at the iconic British event on Sunday in a late afternoon slot, but she was clearly the biggest draw of the 2014 festival, attracting a huge audience that easily outnumbered those of main headliners Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian.

Now Eavis, whose father Michael founded the festival in 1970, has praised the “9 to 5” hitmaker for her show-stealing gig and revealed Parton performed to the biggest ever crowd at the event.

PHOTOS: Dolly Parton through the years

In a post on the official Glastonbury website, Eavis writes, “Oh, Dolly was the biggest crowd I’ve ever seen here. She is just a truly amazing live performer. Her voice was incredible… I don’t think you can beat that performance as a perfect moment here at Glastonbury.”

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