Taking place on Wednesday the 22nd of June until Sunday 26th, Glastonbury has announced last week London born singer Adele was set to perform on the Pyramid stage on the Saturday night.Tickets for the festival went on sale in October last year and so far a total of 135,000 tickets have been sold. The British singer aims at headlining alongside British bands Muse and Coldplay and the full line up for the whole weekend is yet to be announced at a later date it is mentioned on the official festival website.
Glastonbury aims to announce its line up months after tickets for the festival go on sale which means individuals only find out about the line up after having purchased their tickets for the 4-day event which aims to be set up in the month of October.Some acts are even announced on the same day or sometimes, the festival allows performers to give what may be described as surprise acts.
Set up near Pilton in Somerset, English festival Glastonbury was inaugurated in September 1970 and was influenced by hippie ethics upon its inauguration. The festival became an annual occurrence in the 1980’s and saw artists such as David Bowie, T.Rex, Oasis, The Verve, Beyoncé, Coldplay to name a few headlining the event.The festival used to be free, it has however seen its price increasing through the years. Individuals now need to pay a total of 228 pounds to attend the 4-day event. This festival is renowned to be biggest celebration of music and performing arts in Europe and welcome each year a total of 175,000 festivals goer.
This year aims at being the festival 34thedition and the official Glastonbury website has announced last week British singer Adele aims at headlining the event alongside British bands Muse and Coldplay. This aims at being Adele’ first performance at the festival.
Tottenham born and Brit School graduate Adele released her first album entitled ‘19’ in 2008 including singles ‘Chasing pavements’ written about the singer’s boyfriend at the time. Her LP ‘21’came out 3 years after the release of her debut material and was a success with songs such as ‘Rolling in the deep’ which marked a commercial breakthrough in her career. Her success saw her winning Grammy awards including ‘Album of the year’. She came back in the limelight in 2015 with the release of her third studio album ‘25’ which was her first album released after a 5-year break. Single ‘Hello’ was released on the 23rd of October reaching the number 1 position in almost every country it charted in, the official video for the single has been viewed more than a billion times.
She won 4 awards earlier this year at the Brit awards ceremony held in London in February including award for ‘British single’ ‘Hello’ as well as ‘British solo artist’. Adele performed ‘When we were young’ at this year’s Brit Awards ceremony here:
The Glastonbury announcement aims at being her first time headlining the event and which aims at proving to be a successful year for the British singer.
Following this announcement which was made last week, individuals have expressed their thoughts on this year’s festival line up taking to social media such as Twitter. Festival organizer Emily Eavis has hit back at critics tweeting her support and priviledge to have the British singer headlining the even on the Saturday night.
What productive aspect is Glastonbury aiming at getting artists from different music genres to perform?