*A booking agent for Britain’s famed Glastonbury festival says she fought hard to sign Beyonce as a headliner for this year’s event after she was “blown away” by the singer’s live show.

As previously reported, the R&B star confirmed last week that she will headline the traditionally rock-oriented festival, three years after her husband Jay-Z became the first high-profile rapper to perform on the bill.

Organizer Emily Eavis, the daughter of festival founder Michael Eavis, has revealed she booked Bey to keep the event’s line-up “diverse” – and she’d been eyeing the songstress after seeing her live in concert last year.

Eavis tells Glastonburyfestivals.co.uk, “We really want the people who are the masters of their fields, and that’s what she is.

“I went to see her live last year and was blown away by the might of the show. She has such soul, an amazing voice with an incredible, all-female band. She knows how to deliver live, and she packs a big punch – it’s gonna explode!”