Cyndi Lauper will fend off 'stage fright' ahead of Glastonbury Pyramid Stage set

Cyndi Lauper will be ever the professional as she fends off her "stage fright" on the main stage at Glasto.



Cyndi Lauper has cried with stage fright in the past
Cyndi Lauper has cried with stage fright in the past

Cyndi Lauper will be trying to banish her "stage fright" ahead of her Pyramid Stage set at Glastonbury this weekend.

The 'True Colors' hitmaker, who is bowing out with the 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Farewell Tour', will head to Worthy Farm on Saturday (29.06.24) to rock the main stage, but admitted she was previously so nervous to perform in front of the masses at the Berlin Wall, that she burst into tears.

The world-famous festival in Somerset, south west England, will welcome a whopping 210,000 revellers over the weekend, so no pressure, Mrs. Lauper.

Speaking on BBC Radio 2's Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, she said: "Should I have stage fright?

“When I did the wall in Berlin in 1990, I started crying because that was really big, I mean really, really big, and I had to tell myself: ‘I was professional and I could do this,’ I did.”

Elsewhere, the 71-year-old icon recalled her chance encounter with Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney, 82, who became the oldest solo act to headline Glasto in 2022, aged 80 - at the dentist of all places.

She shared: “I was standing there, and all of a sudden, I turned around and there he is.

“I didn’t know what to say, so I say: ‘Oh, your teeth look good.’ You know, what (are) you going to say at the dentist? And he was like: ‘Oh, hug,’ so I was like, ‘OK.’ But he seems like a very nice person.”

The musician will bring her last-ever jaunt to UK and Europe in February.

Her first major tour in a decade comes to North America in October and December.

News of her last tour comes after she signed a deal with Swedish virtual avatar company Pophouse Entertainment Group, which is behind the 'ABBA Voyage' arena show.

The firm - which was founded by ABBA singer Bjorn Ulvaeus - now owns the majority share of Cyndi's master recording revenue and publishing.

The company will pursue "creative activations" of her catalogue, including tracks like 'True Colors' and 'Time After Time', with live shows, TV plans and other projects.

Announcing the deal earlier this year, the pop star said: "Since we first met, Pophouse has impressed me with their commitment to maintaining and developing my professional life’s work and ensuring its legacy.

"Their creativity and vision, combined with my continued involvement via our unique joint venture, is what is most exciting to me.

"I can’t wait to participate in this new stage in my musical evolution and I could not be more pleased to know my music will now be in Pophouse’s safe hands as they build upon my legacy in the years to come.”

And in a video discussing the deal, she told Bjorn she was inspired by the work of the ‘Dancing Queen’ group.

She added: "When I saw the ABBA Voyage, I started to think about what could be done, and then I got excited. I’m not selling, I’m buying.”