During her triumphant set, the iconic pop singer, 51, became overwhelmed with emotion as she discussed cancelling her scheduled gig back in 2005 following her breast cancer diagnosis.
The award-winning musician told the crowd: ‘In 2005 I was meant to be here. Circumstances meant that I did not make it. I wished things were different, but life is what it is. We are all together in this moment’.
Gesturing to the crowd, songstress Kylie expressed how her performance was one of the moments where she ‘realised not only this story but our story. Thirty plus years together’.
The singer added that 14 years ago, when she missed the festival, she instead watched the music event at home. She explained: ‘Some of the artists covered some of my songs and that is the spirit and gracious nature of Glastonbury.’
Kylie then invited Coldplay star Chris Martin to join her on stage where they performed her hit Can’t Get You Out Of My Head.
Later into her set, the blonde beauty treated fans to a surprise duet with fellow Australian singer Nick Cave onstage for a duet of their 1995 track Where The Wild Roses Grow.
Passionate: Gesturing to the crowd, songstress Kylie expressed how her performance was one of the moments where she ‘realised not only this story but our story. Thirty plus years together’
The former Neighbours star then belted a selection of her classic tracks and fresh new singles, featuring Love At First Sight, Especially For You and Locomotion.
Earlier this month, Kylie discussed her nerves over headlining at Glastonbury. She spoke to Zoe Ball on her BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show, which was broadcast on Friday morning, before she takes to the famous Pyramid Stage.
She said: ‘I can’t – I just – all I can do is hyperventilate. That’s my answer. What an honour, what an absolute honour to be asked to do this and to share it with so many people. My tiny little mind is going to be absolutely blown. I have no doubt about it.
‘I still can’t get over it. I mean, from the moment the words were uttered, I think I’ve been in shock, delight, surprise, anxiety ever since.
‘It’s excitement, nerves, obviously it’s emotional because of my history and I was, as you’ve mentioned, supposed to play here in 2005. Drama ensued, to put it mildly.
She continued: ‘So the road to Glastonbury has been long and winding, with some unexpected bumps. Speed bumps!
‘But I am just, as you said – it’s a big sing along, that’s what I’m hoping for, just a big love fest you know.
‘And I guess, with 31 years-worth of songs and what’s come to light with the greatest hits album is that it’s all of our histories.’
Kylie said that even though she’s headlining, she’s not afraid to walk around the festival, saying: ‘I may let loose afterwards – trust me!’
Zoe said: ‘you’ve still got Sunday night to go absolutely crackers and get lost up at Block 9 or wherever it might be – you may have to wear a disguise of course.’
‘I’ll just put the hood of the cape up,’ she replied.
Kylie admitted she’s struggling to narrow down all her hits into a 75-minute set.
She said: ‘What we decided to do was start with a bang. I mean, normally with a two hour show, you can kind of ease people in and go on a bit of an up and down journey.
‘I don’t want to give too much away but you know, it’s a party, it’s time to sing along so we’re going to start with that. There’s going to be a little emotional section and then we’re just going to go nuts at the end.’