Stormzy seeks advice from Adele and Coldplay ahead of Glastonbury headline slot

"These are my friends now and they’re all of course former Glastonbury headliners."

Stormzy has revealed that he’s sought the advice of Adele , Ed Sheeran and Coldplay ahead of headlining Glastonbury this summer.

The grime icon will take top billing on the Pyramid Stage for the first time this June, joining The Cure and The Killers at the very top of the Worthy Farm line-up.

With the show marking the biggest moment of his career so far, it’s no surprise to hear that he’s called up Adele and Coldplay’s Chris Martin for “tips and powers” on how to win over a Glastonbury crowd.


Stormzy told Kiss Breakfast: “This is a real name-drop: I have spoken to Ed about it, and Chris Martin. And Adele, right.

“I think that’s a massive blessing, even to mention those people. These are my friends now, and they’re all of course former Glastonbury headliners.


“So yeah, they’ve given me the tips and the powers.”

He added: “I’ve been given this opportunity and this stage where it’s time to prove myself again. The Glasto stage is the world stage. That is the biggest festival in the world.”

Stormzy’s admission came on the same day that he returned with ‘Vossi Bop’ – a new single that seems him directly criticising Boris Johnson.


Explaining how the track was kept under wraps since 2016, he said: “It just didn’t happen around the time for whatever reason.

“It’s been a song that I’ve always, always known that I’ve really loved and I really want to release it. To this day I get people saying, ‘Where’s Vossi Bop?’

“You’re getting the same. The same dish. The same thing, just put it in the microwave and all be nice and warmed up and come back piping hot.”