Adele joins Muse and Coldpay on the line-up for this year’s festival having previously held off festivals all together. Appearing as guests on BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show this morning (April 13), Matt Bellamy said that getting around the Worthy Farm site helps calm the nerves.
“The best thing for her to do would be to come the night before, watch us and come on and sing a song with us,” he told host Nick Grimshaw. “That will take the pressure off, that will be a no pressure moment.”
“A lot of people, if they are nervous, they will just lock themselves away and then the first time they see it (the stage) is when they go on and you can really brick it.”
Bellamy, whose band will headline the festival for the third time this year, may have saved his advice for Adele but gave fellow headliners Coldplay a ribbing after seeing the official Glastonbury poster.
“I was particularly happy to see the poster, our name was at the top,” Matt told Grimshaw. “I sent a picture of the poster to Chris Martin as a joke saying ‘keep writing the hits mate, you might get a headline billing one day’.”
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The festival runs this year at its traditional home of Worthy Farm, Pilton , Somerset from 22-26 June. Joining headliners Adele, Coldplay and Muse on the bill will be Beck, Foals, LCD Soundsystem, Chvrches, James Blake, PJ Harvey, ZZ Top, New Order, Disclosure, Stormzy and Bring Me The Horizon among many more.
Skepta, Ellie Goulding, The 1975, The Last Shadow Puppets, Grimes, Jake Bugg, Fatboy Slim, Guy Garvey, Madness, Wolf Alice and Bat For Lashes wil also play live across the weekend.
Chris Martin recently told NME that headlining Glastonbury is “the closest thing to a homecoming gig” the band have got.