We hate to disappoint all you Glastonbury regulars with what could have been, but Adele has reportedly turned down a headlining gig at the 2013 installment of the Glastonbury music festival. The Grammy-winning singer was approached to take on a headlining spot at England’s high-profile fest, something unheard of for an artist with only two albums. But she turned it down anyway, reportedly concerned with the immense size of the venue.
“She knows that we want her anyway but she doesn’t want to do a thing our size,” said festival organizer Michael Eavis, speaking to UK’s Metro. “Going on the Pyramid Stage I think is a bit daunting in front of 80,000 people. It’s a bit much, really.”
Had Adele agreed to play the gig, she would have been the second female artist to perform as a headliner in the festival’s history. The first was Beyonce, who delivered a phenomenal set on the Pyramid Stage in 2011 (while pregnant, no less!). A duet with Adele was actually rumored to take place during Bey’s set, but the Brit singer was forced to cancel as she was suffering throat problems at the time and was on doctor’s orders not to perform.