Stevie Wonder is being enticed to star at Glastonbury after negotiations with Madonna broke down.
The 73-year-old has been offered the festival’s coveted Sunday night headline slot, with a source saying: ‘It will be a massive coup if we get him.’
He last starred at Glasto in 2010. ‘Many reckoned his set was up there with the best seen here,’ added the source.
Hopes of luring Madonna, 65, to Somerset for the first time vanished when it emerged that her set would be too expensive.
If he accepts, Stevie Wonder will join Coldplay and Dua Lipa as the three headliners at the festival from June 26 to 30.
Stevie Wonder performing at The 66th Annual Grammy Awards on February 4 2024
Crowds of people gather in front of the main Pyramid Stage to watch Diana Ross perform at the 2022 Glastonbury Festival
Madonna performs on the first night of her ‘Celebration Tour’ at the O2 Arena in London
Sources previously revealed that talks with Madonna collapsed after organisers refused to pay the fee to bring her live show to the festival.
A Glastonbury source told The Mail on Sunday at the time: ‘To be honest it’s been a real blow not being able to nail down a deal with Madonna.
‘Emily was so keen to have her play the legend slot. After she saw Madonna’s tour in London in October she raved about her on Instagram, something she rarely does without Glastonbury in mind.
‘But everyone knows that after last year, and the criticism over the gender balance, we’ve got to have big name females heading the line-up. Dua Lipa is a real catch. Now we need another.
‘There is still some hope it an be resurrected but it’s pretty unlikely. There are money issues at the root of this, it’s a real shame.’