Prince was considered as a headlining act at this summer’s Glastonbury Festival prior to his tragic death on April 21.

Festival founder Michael Eavis reveals he had plans to meet with the singer’s representatives about a special set on the Pyramid stage this summer.

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“I was going to meet his agent, it was all planned but it didn’t happen,” he told The Sun. “His death was so sad. That’s a real star that we never had.”

Prince was also rumoured to headline for Glastonbury back in 2014. Before confirming the headlining spot, however, the “Purple Rain” singer pulled out and the slot went to Metallica instead.

Festival founder Michael Eavis ©Getty Images

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis / Photo by Getty Images

“We wanted him and it got to the point where his people were talking to us about him doing it,” said Eavis. “But before he confirmed he got upset as he thought we had advertised that he was playing.”

This year, Glastonbury will be held from June 22-26 at Worthy Farm Pilton. Muse, Adele, and Coldplay will be headlining on the Pyramid Stage, with special appearances from visiting artists, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, PJ Harvey and Idris Elba throughout the weekend.

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Prince was found dead his studio apartment in Minneapolis on the morning of April 21 with prescription painkillers. The iconic performer suffered from a drug overdose just six days before his death. However, details surrounding the cause of death have yet to be released.

Watch his legendary “Purple Rain” performance below.