Adele reveals she agreed to headline Glastonbury after watching Kanye West at last year’s festival

She also reminisced about being inspired by Garbage when she was seven years old

Adele revealed that she agreed to headline Glastonbury while watching Kanye West at last year’s festival.

Ahead of her final song, ‘Someone Like You’, the singer reminisced about watching on from the wings of the Pyramid Stage in 2015.

“I have never been so moved by anything in my life,” she began. “I have dreaded ever being asked to do this festival – not that I thought I would ever be asked to do it.

“I was up there on that platform last year with Emily Eavis watching Kanye, which I thought was amazing, and I have never been so frightened of a crowd that I saw last year. As I was watching it I was like ‘alright, alright, I’ll try and do it’.”

She then told the audience that she’d wanted to “do this” since she was a child, telling them about a time when she’d been to the festival as a child.

“The career that I have was inspired by when I was about seven years old and I was up there by that tower there with the lights and I saw Garbage play and I was like ‘fuck me, I want to do that’,” she said.

“I saw The Prodigy that year, I saw Radiohead. That was when I was like ‘I want to be making music’, not necessarily up on this stage, but it’s amazing the way that music brings people together and that’s why I’m so grateful that all came and stood here together for me.”

Before playing her final track, she described the experience of headlining Glastonbury as “the most surreal thing I’ve ever done”. “I didn’t want to come on and now I don’t want to go off. I will never forget it,” she added.
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