Adele announces she will headline Glastonbury Festival
Pop star Adele has announced she will headline the Pyramid Stage at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. She revealed the news live on stage at London’s O2, where she is in the middle of a six-night residency.
“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!” the star added. Glastonbury later confirmed the news on Twitter.
Adele now joins Muse and Coldplay at the top of the bill when the festival takes place in June. “What a great honour it is to have the wonderful Adele confirmed for this year’s Saturday night headline spot!” said festival organiser Emily Eavis.
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Adele’s latest album, 25, has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide, and is currently number one in the UK albums chart. Earlier this week, the singer teased fans in Manchester that she would “see them at Glastonbury” even she didn’t perform. “I’ll be dressed as Elsa and my kid will be Olaf,” she said, referring to characters from the Disney film Frozen.
Last November, Adele told Beats 1 radio that she had been put off playing the festival after watching Kanye West’s headline set in 2015. “I wasn’t anywhere near the stage and it was the biggest crowd I’d ever seen,” she told Zane Lowe.