Adele in ‘talks’ to headline Glastonbury 2016

Singer previously said the crowds are 'too big' at Worthy Farm

Adele is in talks to headline next year’s Glastonbury festival.

The singer recently said she’d never play Worthy Farm because she is too scared of the festival’s huge crowds. “I think I have made myself pretty clear on Glastonbury,” she said. “The crowds are too big – I don’t know if I could do it.”

But Festival booker Martin Elbourne claims that they are in the final stage of discussions to bring Adele to the Pyramid Stage.

“There’s lots of talk about Adele and it’s in there in the mix,” Elbourne told Loaded. “Adele is in a situation in her career where frankly she can do whatever the hell she likes. Hopefully it will happen and it still needs to be confirmed. She’s not into festivals but obviously, every promoter in the world wants to get her so fingers crossed, we are hoping it’s going to happen.”


He also confirmed that two of the headliners for the John Peel stage have been confirmed and Grimes will be performing at next year’s bash.

Elbourne’s fellow booker Emily Eavis said Adele has been on the Glasto “wish list” since 2012.

Adele was at Glastonbury this year as a fan: “I went this year to watch Kayne [West] and I literally just crapped my pants on the size of the audience. It was pretty insane.”

Joking about the dirty conditions of a three-day festival, she added: “Well, the front row – they always do a poo and a pee so they don’t lose their spot. They do – I have seen it happen! I nearly did it myself years ago. It’s true, that is why it stinks down the front.”

Her new album ‘25’ was released on Friday (November 20) via independent label XL Recordings. It has already registered over 300,000 sales.

Just two albums have sold more than half a million copies in the space of a week – Take That’s ‘Progress’ in 2010, and Oasis’s ‘Be Here Now’ which sold 695,761 after going on sale in August 1997. Adele’s second album ’21’ sold 208,000 copies in its first week in January 2011.