Adele hasn’t played a festival since 2008 but she’s returning to a festival stage this year as the headliner of arguably the most iconic festival in the world, Glastonbury.
The British songstress will headline one night of the festival with fellow Brits Coldplay and Muse taking the duties on the other two nights.
As NME reports, she announced the news in front of a sold out crowd at London’s O2 Arena.
“I wanted to do it last year but my record wasn’t ready,” she said.
“And to the people who say I am too boring to headline, you’re more fucking boring for moaning about me headlining.”
Adele has often said that she can’t play festivals because of the crowds and even said she could specifically never play Glastonbury.
“I think I have made myself pretty clear on Glastonbury,” she told London’s Capital Radio last year.
“The crowds are too big – I don’t know if I could do it.”
Glastonury organiser Emily Eavis, however, has been open about the fact that they would love to have Adele on the Glastonbury stage telling i-D “We love Adele”.
“She’s an incredible artist and brilliantly honest and funny and real and that’s what everybody loves about her. She’s a great example because she doesn’t put up any pretence.”
Adele is currently on a massive arena tour which will take her right through to June. She’s never visited Australia before and has not announced any plans to do so yet. Despite that, Australians still love her. Her latest record 25 has gone platinum eight times since its release in November 2015.
The full Glastonbury lineup is yet to be announced but it’s expected to be delivered very soon.
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