Glastonbury Festival 2022: When Adele broke down in tears before her filming in 2016

Adele was so scared moments before her Glastonbury title in 2016 that she “burst into tears”, according to BBC Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley. The 54-year-old broadcaster has revealed how the top 32 ‘was so nervous, absolutely freaked out’ before her performance on the Pyramid stage at the Worthy Farm festival four years ago.

Adele then stormed the main stage in a historic performance. Talk to The sun is weird column, Jo Whiley said: ”She was really, really, really scared.

“We were doing the interview and at one point she had to stop because she was in tears. She was saying how much Glastonbury meant to her, and she had been going there since she was a child.” Whiley said it was “incredible” to watch Adele’s nerves melt when she took the stage and to witness her strong “connection with all these people”.

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“It was amazing to see someone like that, and then to see her take the stage, do the most amazing set and see the confidence that comes out of it,” she said.

“She had this connection with all these people, and knowing that half an hour before, she had burst into tears thinking of going out there.”

While Adele is not expected to feature at this year’s festival, Billie Elish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar will all headline the event. Other names include Arlo Parks, Burna Boy, former headliners Skunk Anansie, pop legends Pet Shop Boys and festival favorites Elbow.

Alongside McCartney, American pop sensation Billie Elish will headline, meaning this year’s festival will feature its youngest and oldest headliners on the same weekend. Stars appearing for the first time include “Woman” star Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Pheobe Bridgers and jazz icon Herbie Hancock.

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Jan G. Gilbert