Event organiser Emily Eavis says the line up is all but complete...
Wellie boots at the ready… Glastonbury 2016 is coming up fast and, according to organiser Emily Eavis, this year’s headliners, ‘Couldn’t be any bigger.’
As ever the rumour mill has been in overdrive for months but now the full line up has been revealed by the festival’s organisers:
Adele has been confirmed to headline the iconic festival this year, hitting the Pyramid Stage for the Saturday night prime slot on 25th June. Announcing the news in true Adele style – on stage at the O2 arena, while performing on her latest tour – ‘Who’s going to Glastonbury this year?’ she asked her fans. ‘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!’
Glasto organisers quickly verified the news on Twitter, stating ‘What a great honour it is to have the wonderful Adele confirmed for this year’s Saturday night headline spot!’
Coldplay and Muse are also confirmed to healine (on Friday and Sunday, respectively) and PJ Harvey will take to the stage too. Ellie Goulding, LCD Soundsystem, Disclosure and Grimes are just some of the other talents who will entertain crowds on the 900 acre site.
Festival organiser Emily told the BBC, ‘We are so lucky at the moment to have so many huge bands touring and wanting to play. That’s one of the reasons we are doing a festival in 2017 – we already have the headliners pencilled in for that too, which is unusual.’
Elton John, Ed Sheeran and the Foo Fighters were also rumoured to be playing but they haven’t made the official list at this stage. The Foos were meant to headline the festival last year but had to pull out last minute after lead singer Dave Grohl injured himself.
And it doesn’t look like the Glastonbury organisers have plans to take a break any time soon, as Emily said: ‘I feel quite passionately that there are enough headliners for at least another 15 years and that doesn’t take into account the new bands coming through, of which there are more all the time. There’s so much great music out there.’
Good news all round, then.