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Megan McKenna makes history as first X Factor winner to play at Glastonbury


Ex-Towie star Megan McKenna is playing Glastonbury
(Picture: Getty / Glastonbury)

Ex-Towie star Megan McKenna is playing Glastonbury
(Picture: Getty / Glastonbury)

Megan McKenna has confirmed that she will be playing at Glastonbury this year, making her the first ever X Factor winner to do so.

The former Towie star described her impending performance at the festival as ‘the biggest moment’ of her life as she shared a clip which read: ‘I am playing 2022 Glastonbury Festival of contemporary performing arts’.

She added the caption: ‘This is possibly THE biggest moment of my life yet. I am playing GLASTONBURY! 🌈 I’m literally crying with happiness I have worked so hard to finally get here 😭😭😭 Baby Megan would be so proud! SEE YOU ALL THERE SUNDAY 26th JUNE! 🌻🦋🦄.’

The singer was congratulated by friends and fans, including former Towie co-star Ferne McCann who wrote: ‘This is insane so proud of you.’

Gemma Collins simply added: ‘Wow well done!’

Megan is the first X Factor winner to perform at the festival, having won the celebrity edition back in 2019 – she is now making a name for herself in the country pop scene.

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James Arthur, who took home the X Factor crown in 2012, previously accused the music festival of ‘snobbery’ after he failed to make the line-up in 2019.

Appearing on This Morning, he said: ‘I would love to be considered I guess credible enough to perform at these things. I think I was made to perform at Glastonbury and these big festivals. I am a musician.

‘I have worked very hard, it’s been seven years since The X Factor and it’s amazing that I have managed to sustain a career.

‘There is a little bit of snobbery attached to being from a reality TV show and I think maybe we get overlooked for things like that. For me, it sucks because I believe I am made for those kind of things.’

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Having famously starred on reality TV shows including Celebrity Big Brother and Ex on the Beach, Megan recently opened up about the struggles of transitioning from reality TV to a music career, and feels she’s had to work ‘twice as hard’ as other new artists.

‘I feel like The X Factor was a brilliant platform to kind of show people that I’m more than just [reality] TV,’ Megan told Metro.co.uk ahead of her gigs in London and Manchester last year.

‘I’m so happy I did The X Factor and I notice now people come up to me and they actually say about my music, so it’s very rare that people come up to me and talk about TV which is a good sign.

‘Going to Nashville and working there a little while has opened my eyes to people over there. Everyone’s just so loving and wants to be a performer and I just feel like I fit in over there so …read more

Source:: Metro

      

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