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Engelbert Humperdinck wants to become Glastonbury’s oldest performer

Engelbert Humperdinck wants to perform at Glastonbury.

The 87-year-old singer – who will be 88 in May – is aiming to become Glastonbury’s oldest ever performer this year, beating the record help by the late Burt Bacharach, who was 87 when he played the festival in 2015.

Engelbert told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: “I wouldn’t mind doing Glastonbury. I’d have to have the right songs for that show. But my new project may give me that opportunity.

“It’s out of my comfort zone and taking me into a different style, which may lead to Glastonbury.”

Englebert also revealed one of his career regrets is when his manager turned down a collaboration with Gorillaz in 2010.

He said: “That was a terrible mistake. I would’ve jumped at the chance if they’d spoken to me.

“Hopefully, with this new project, I’ll be able to work with these sort of people. I want to record with them.”

Meanwhile, Engelbert recently collaborated with EMIN on a big band rendition of ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’.

The 44-year-old Azerbaijani singer – who was named the People’s Artiste of Azerbaijan in 2018 – joined forces with Engelbert for the Elvis tribute collection ‘Now or Never’.

EMIN first met Engelbert in Azerbaijan’s capital of Baku, in 2012, when the ‘There Goes My Everything’ singer represented the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Love Will Set You Free’, and EMIN was the half-time performer.

He said: “Ever since I was a teenager, I have loved the music of Engelbert. I have a treasured photograph of my mother holding an Engelbert album taken when she was a young girl, and it is a dream come true for me to have created this wonderful duet with the legend that is Enge.”

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