Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis calls Adele headlining a ‘great honour’

Singer will headline this year's festival alongside Coldplay and Muse

Glastonbury Festival organiser Emily Eavis has described the booking of Adele as the final headliner for this year’s event as a “great honour”.

Adele announced the news that she will headline the Saturday night at Worthy Farm during her O2 Arena gig on Friday night. She said onstage: “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.”

The singer joins Muse playing on the Friday night and Coldplay closing the festival on Sunday.

Following the news, Emily Eavis tweeted: “What a great honour it is to have the wonderful Adele confirmed for this year’s Saturday night headline spot on the Pyramid Stage!” See that tweet beneath.

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Eavis recently praised the singer publicly. Asked if Adele would fit as a headliner at Glastonbury, Eavis replied: “She would, wouldn’t she? It would be great to get her.”

Eavis added: “We love Adele. She’s an incredible artist and brilliantly honest and funny and real and that’s what everybody loves about her. She’s a great example because she doesn’t put up any pretence.”

Adele previously said that she would never play Glasto because she is too scared of the festival’s huge crowds. “I think I have made myself pretty clear on Glastonbury,” she was quoted as saying. “The crowds are too big – I don’t know if I could do it.”