Despite previously stating she would never play the festival, it’s been reported that Adele may be ‘in talks’ with festival organisers to appear at the 2016 bash, presumably in a headlining capacity.
According to booker Martin Elbourne, discussions between the singer and the festival are in the final stages.
Talking to Loaded, Elbourne said:
“There’s lots of talk about Adele and it’s in there in the mix. Adele is in a situation in her career where frankly she can do whatever the hell she likes. Hopefully it will happen and it still needs to be confirmed. She’s not into festivals, but obviously every promoter in the world wants to get her so fingers crossed, we are hoping it’s going to happen.”
Adele, who this week released her long-awaited third album 25, has mentioned in the past that she would ‘never’ play the Worthy Farm festival because of the festival’s huge crowds.
Speaking to Capital FM, she said:
“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 Kayne [West] and I literally just crapped my pants on the size of the audience. It was pretty insane.
“The front row – they always do a poo and a pee so they don’t lose their spot. They do – I have seen it happen! I nearly did it myself years ago. It’s true, that is why it stinks down the front.”
As usual, rumours are rampant as to who will be headlining next year’s festival.
The Stone Roses are strongly rumoured after they announced a set of huge Etihad Stadium shows in Manchester and teased a new album, and a suspicious gap in Rihanna’s touring schedule has got the bookmakers re-evaluating their odds.
After the Foo Fighters were forced to pull out from last year’s event on account of Dave Grohl’s broken leg, letting them have their time in 2016 would make sense, while Prince is another act with strong odds to top the bill.