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Glastonbury 2016 headliner: Adam Lambert wants Queen to top the Worthy Farm festival

'If they invited me, yes of course I would'

Jack Shepherd
Sunday 18 October 2015 10:59 BST
Adam Lambert and Brian May performing as Queen
Adam Lambert and Brian May performing as Queen (Getty)

The rumours surrounding Glastonbury Festival’s next headliner have been running rampant ever since tickets sold out in early October, with Coldplay believed to be making their way to the Pyramid stage in 2016.

One act rumoured to be joining them is Queen, the legendary rock band once fronted by Freddie Mercury but now by Adam Lambert.

Lambert has spoken out about the rumours, saying he was not aware of them but he would love the band to headline the Worthy Farm bash.

Speaking to Bang Showbiz about the rumours, he said: “Why do we even care about the rumours baby? I don't know! That's the first time hearing of it so I don't know. If they invited me, yes, of course I would.”

Previously, guitarist Brian May hinted that it was Lambert’s schedule that prevented the band topping the bill in 2015: “Look, these things get put on the table; it would be interesting to do Glastonbury if we were an operational unit at the time.

“You see, this year Adam’s off doing his solo work at the moment so it wouldn’t have worked. You only look at things that are possible logistically at the time.”

Currently, the odds are on Coldplay, Adele and Foo Fighters to headline the festival, closely followed by Blur and AC/DC. Other bands to have said they want to headline the festival include stadium rockers Muse, who called it the “best festival in the world”.

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