Over the past several decades, Glastonbury in the U.K. has reigned as one of the premier live music festivals in the world. Past headliners have included Beyoncé, Jay-Z, The Rolling Stones, and just last year Kanye West who put on a stunning show packed with mega-hits, swirling lights, and a massive cherry picker. For its 2016 iteration, the Glastonbury organizers went big, as in the biggest name in the music industry at the moment. That's right, Adele has been announced as the main headliner for this year's event.
Adele herself broke the news during a performance at the O2 Arena in London. “I wanted to do it last year but my record wasn't ready,” she told the crowd. “And to the people who say I am too boring to headline, you're more f—ing boring for moaning about me headlining.” Glastonbury later made the singer's claim official with a tweet.
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
It's a bit of a stunning turnaround for Adele who has in the past remained apprehensive about appearing at the mega-festival. She was actually in attendance for Kanye West's set last year and admitted to being bowled over by the size of the enormous crowd. “I went this year to watch Kanye [West] and I literally just crapped my pants on the size of the audience,” she said. “It was pretty insane.”