8 solid reasons we’re happy Adele is headlining Glastonbury 2016

Rumours have been crazy for months. It’s pretty much been the worse kept secret in Glastonbury announcement history. On Friday 18th March, Adele finally revealed live on stage in London, during her show at The o2, that she is headlining Glastonbury 2016.

Festival organiser and fellow super woman Emily Eavis confirmed this immediately after, tweeting: What a great honour it is to have the wonderful Adele confirmed for this year’s Saturday night headline spot! And we couldn’t agree more, here’s 8 solid reasons we’re happy Adele is headlining Glastonbury 2016.

Adele on stage at The O2, London

It’s a first

Adele appeared at Coachella and Bonnaroo in 2008, but Glastonbury will be the first festival Adele has ever headlined. Adele headlines on Saturday (June 25) – in between Coldplay on Friday (June 24) and Muse on Sunday (June 26). The pop star previously played Glastonbury at the beginning of her career in 2007 when Arctic Monkeys, The Killers and The Who were headliners.

Girl power

5 female acts have headlined Glastonbury in the festival’s history. FIVE! These are Suzanne Vega (1989), Sinéad O’Connor (1990), Shakespears Sister (1992), Beyoncé (2011), and Florence Welch (2015). Adele will be number 6. And as Emily Eavis gradually takes over the reins of the biggest festival on the planet from her father, we hope Glastonbury becomes even more synonymous with these great girl power moments. 

Solo act power

87 acts have headlined Glastonbury in the festival’s history (we’re 99.9% sure this is an exact stat).  And bands totally outnumber the amount of solo artists. Something like 27 solo artists, and 60 bands. Most of these bands have been guitar based.

She deserves it 

Adele‘s latest album, 25, has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide. ADELE ON THE PYRAMID STAGE MAKES SO MUCH SENSE! And last year we had Kanye, bouncing around claiming he’s the greatest living rockstar on the planet, just saying.

Adele may ‘crap her pants’

It will be interesting to see how Adele handles her first ever UK festival headline appearance, at the largest festival in the world. Especially after having stated: I think I have made myself pretty clear on Glastonbury, the crowds are too big – I don’t know if I could do it. I went this year to watch Kanye and I literally just crapped my pants on the size of the audience. It was pretty insane.


We all secretly, or not-so-secretly, love a good mass cry at a festival. Whether Adele’s ballads are guilty pleasures or not, and whether you like it or not, Adele’s iconic and relatable songs have sound-tracked our lives since Chasing Pavements and Someone Like You. Prepare to lose all control of your emotions.

Best of British

Every single year we see the hashtag #ratherbeatCoachella. Well, wait for June 2016, when tables turn, and Americans and the like are tweeting #ratherbeatGlastonbury. We guarantee this trends worldwide. The whole world LOVES Adele, and rightly so, but, she’s ours. Adele joins a full best of British lineup of headliners, sandwiched between Muse and Coldplay. Keep your palm trees Coachella.

Adele so sassy

Adele is so sassy, that she doesn’t care about our list. Or the haters who are hating on our list. She thinks you’re boring: I wanted to do it last year, but my record wasn’t ready. And the people who say I am too boring to headline, you’re more f**king boring for moaning about me headlining.