March 19, 2016


Adele to Headline Glastonbury 2016

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Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

In concert at London’s O2 Arena, Adele revealed that she will be headlining Glastonbury’s Saturday night, as reported by NME. Onstage 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.” 

The festival confirmed it moments after her reveal with a tweet that read: “As @Adele just announced live on stage in London, she will headline Saturday night at this year’s Glastonbury Festival!”

Adele has previously expressed reservations about performing at Glastonbury for the festival’s large crowds. She is quoted as having said, “The crowds are too big—I don’t know if I could do it.” 

This will be her first time headlining the festival. Adele joins Friday and Sunday night headliners Muse and Coldplay, respectively. The complete lineup has not yet been shared, however, PJ Harvey and Jeff Lynne’s ELO have been confirmed for performances.