Adele announces onstage that she is headlining Glastonbury Festival 2016

Final Glastonbury headliner confirmed

Adele has announced that she will headline this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

Glastonbury takes place this year from June 22-26. Two of the three Pyramid Stage headliners had already been announced, with Muse playing on the Friday night and Coldplay closing Sunday night.

NME‘s Nick Levine reports that Adele announced at her O2 Arena gig this evening that she will headline the Saturday night at Worthy Farm.


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.”

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.”

Festival organiser Emily Eavis, however, 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.”


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