After months of guessing, we finally have all three of our Glastonbury 2016 headliners. Although we know that the headliners don’t necessarily make the festival – it’s always nice to have a set of majestic headliners on the Pyramid stage, and in 2016 they’ve only gone and nabbed three of the biggest acts on the planet. Here are your Glastonbury headliners and why they’re going to be bloody brilliant.
When are they playing? Friday night will be Muse’s slot on the Pyramid.
Why it’s going to be great: Muse will become the first band to headline the festival on each night (Friday in 2016, Saturday in 2010, Sunday in 2004) and will no doubt bring the fierce elements of their latest album ‘Drones’ into an elaborate stage show.
What they’ve said: They’ve stayed pretty quiet about their appearance, apart from this tweet when they self-announced themselves.
When is she playing? Adele will grace the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night.
Why it’s going to be great: After years of denial and talk of stage-fright, Adele finally confirmed that she will indeed be heading to Worthy Farm to headline on the Saturday from the stage in London. We’re expecting shimmering pop-ballads, mass sing-a-longs and a potentially legendary set.
What she’s said: Upon spilling the beans on stage at a London gig she said: “I wanted to do it last year but my record wasn’t ready. And to the people who say I am too boring to headline, you’re more fucking boring for moaning about me headlining.” You tell ’em, Adele.
When are they playing? The four-piece will headline the Sunday night of this year’s festival.
Why it’s going to be great: They’re no strangers to headlining Glasto (this will be their fourth time) and if their Super Bowl half-time show is anything to go by, they’ll bring a bombastic set to Worthy farm to close out the festival.
What they’ve said about playing: We spoke to the group in their studio about what it meant to be returning for a fourth time…