Adele put her nerves aside to deliver a powerful, emotional and honest performance on the Pyramid Stage.
On Saturday night (June 25) Adele finally took to Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage to headline the festival for the first time in her career. Opening with ‘Hello’, Adele treated the crowd to a set which was both emotional and uplifting and resulted in one of the festival’s biggest ever sing-a-longs.
Adele headlined Glastonbury on Saturday night.
Changing ‘Hello’s’ lyrics to fit the festival Adele sang "I've been Glastonbury dreaming”, to huge cheers from the crowd. Once the ballad ended she told the sea of revellers, "I'll just have to go straight into another one my darlings, cos I don't know what to say to you yet,” before going into ‘Rumour Has It’.
Adele had previously said she would never play the festival because of her fear of huge crowds and standing on the Pyramid Stage she told them: "For the last two days I've been spontaneously bursting into tears.
“I'll be really excited one minute and then I'll think it's the end of the world. I was literally expecting to come on to a soggy hay bale blowing in the wind.”
In between songs she interacted with the crowd in her usual easy, down to earth manner. At one point she invited a 10-year-old named Lyla on stage with her for a selfie and later on a Brazilian super-fan who had been in tears was given a once-in-a-lifetime experience to share Adele’s stage.
For ‘Rolling in the Deep’ Adele moved closer to the crowd to stand on a front part of the stage and engage the thousands in a roaring sing-a-long. For ‘To Make You Feel My Love’ the crowd became lit up as fans held up the lights on their phones at the singer’s request.
Never one to hide her emotions Adele described headlining the festival as “by far, the best moment of my life. I didn't want to come on and now I don't want to go off.” Closing her set with ‘Someone Like You,’ she told the crowd “I will never forget this moment in my life” and it’s safe to say that the 100,000 strong festival-goers won't forget it either.