Shania Twain hails Glastonbury as 'once-in-a-lifetime experience' as she plays the Legends slot

Shania Twain hailed Glastonbury as “a once-in-a-lifetime experience” as she played the coveted Legends slot at the festival.

The 58-year-old Canadian singer opened her set with her 1998 hit song That Don’t Impress Me Much.

The star, who told the BBC before the festival opened she would love to enter the stage on horseback, was instead joined by several drag queens holding horse puppets.

Twain, in a black cowboy hat and pink ruffled outfit, treated the audience to songs including Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under? and From This Moment On during her set on the Pyramid Stage.

Shania Twain has been announced for this year’s Glastonbury (Ian West/PA) (PA Archive)
Shania Twain has been announced for this year’s Glastonbury (Ian West/PA) (PA Archive)

“I find moments like this very life-changing,” she told the audience and the crowd at Worthy Farm joined in as Twain performed a shortened acoustic version of You’re Still The One.

The 58-year-old then sang the track in full as festival-goers waved their arms in unison.

“We’re going to carry on with the singalong,” Twain said before playing the guitar and performing Forever And For Always alongside a violin accompaniment.

The star revealed she had explored and travelled around Glastonbury Festival site ahead of her debut performance.

“This really is a city, it’s a community,” she said.

“I do feel the privilege of being here,” she added.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, I really will treasure this forever.”

Twain closed her Glastonbury set with her hit Man! I Feel Like A Woman!

Introducing the song, the Canadian star said: “I feel special, you guys make me feel special, you make me feel welcome, you make me feel happy… now in this song I need you to tell me all about how you feel.”

Meanwhile, Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis spoke to the festival’s own newspaper about her plans for next year.

She told the Glastonbury Free Press: “We’re taking a fallow year in 2026 to give the land a rest, and the festival before a fallow year is always a fun one to plan because you almost have to fit two years into one.

“We’re already in talks with some acts for it. It’s exciting.”