The British singer Adele caused a flurry of excitement over the weekend with the unexpected announcement that she would be returning to the stage to headline Glastonbury in 2019. On Friday, she confirmed her return on Twitter, writing, “I’m really looking forward to playing Glastonbury,” followed by the hashtag “#AdeleAtGlastonbury.” She gave no further details as to where, when, or what stage she would be playing.
The news that Adele would be playing at Glastonbury 2019 proved to be a particularly long time coming as she last played at the festival in 2011. In addition to announcing that she would be playing Glastonbury, the singer-songwriter shared a picture on Instagram that showed her performing at the festival when she was 15. The snap instantly went viral with more than a million likes in the first 24 hours alone. Now, Adele fans have even more reason to celebrate as she has announced that she will be celebrating her 30th birthday next month. Her homecoming concert comes nearly seven years after she first announced that she would be releasing her fifth studio album, 25, in November 2012. Shortly after the album’s release, she was awarded the Best Female Solo Artist and the Best Album for 25 at the Brit Awards. A staggering seven months later, she picked up Album of the Year at the Grammys for 25.
Adele was followed by Robbie Williams, who canceled his set at Glastonbury in 2017 over concerns for his health. He has recently returned to his reunion tour with Take That.
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