NME readers react to Adele headlining Glastonbury Festival 2016

Adele has been announced as the final headliner for this year's fest

NME readers have reacted to the news that Adele is headlining this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

Adele announced at her O2 Arena gig this evening that she will headline the Saturday night at Worthy Farm. 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 Sunday night.

Some readers have responded well to the news, with one writing on Twitter: “This ought to be interesting”.


However, others have not been so favourable. One reader took to Twitter to write: “Adele headlining signals that Glastonbury is now just a family day out rather than the rock festival it used to be.”

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.”