Adele to Headline Glastonbury Festival 2016
Powerhouse vocalist Adele just announced that she will be headlining 2016’s Glastonbury Festival.
The “Hello” singer revealed the news while onstage earlier tonight (March 18) during her show at London’s O2 Arena, according to a report from BBC.
“Who’s going to Glastonbury this year?” she asked. “See you there. I’ll be there. I’ll be headlining on the Saturday night this year. I’ve had to keep that secret for years!”
Glastonbury confirmed the news on Twitter shortly after, writing, “As @Adele just announced live on stage in London, she will headline Saturday night at this year’s Glastonbury Festival!”
As @Adele just announced live on stage in London, she will headline Saturday night at this year's Glastonbury Festival!
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) March 18, 2016
Festival organizer Emily Eavis also tweeted about the news, writing, “What a great honour it is to have the wonderful Adele confirmed for this year’s Saturday night headline spot on the Pyramid Stage!”
What a great honour it is to have the wonderful Adele confirmed for this year's Saturday night headline spot on the Pyramid Stage!
— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) March 18, 2016
While the news has been largely met with a positive reception, others have expressed upset over the choice of headliner — as happens every year, without fail. No matter, Adele has words for the naysayers, too.
“I wanted to do it last year but my record wasn’t ready,” she continued, according to a report from NME. “And to the people who say I am too boring to headline, you’re more f—king boring for moaning about me headlining.”
Adele joins previously announced headliners Muse and Coldplay, who will play on Friday (June 24) and Sunday (June 26), respectively. 2016 marks Coldplay’s fourth time headlining the festival, making them the first band to ever do so.
Glastonbury will take place between June 22 and June 26 at Worthy Farm in Somerset, England.
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