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18 May 2012, 09:34 | Updated: 18 May 2012, 10:24
The 'Rolling In The Deep' singer was approached by organiser Michael Eavis to take to the famous pyramid stage next year.
Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis has confessed that he asked Adele to headline the 2013 event but the singer turned down the offer.
The festival's founder said he understands that taking to the pyramid stage is "daunting", but is still happy to have the Grammy and BRIT Award winning star in attendance anyway.
Speaking to the Metro newspaper, Michael admitted: "She knows that we want her anyway, but she doesn't want to do a thing our size. Going on the Pyramid Stage is a bit daunting in front of 80,000 people, it's a bit much really."
"She comes every year usually, and has her own little party," he added.
The 76-year-old also admitted he has the headliners sorted for next year's event, which has taken its customary one year off in five in 2012, but refused to divulge any clues on who the acts will be.
Reports suggested Adele also was forced to turn down a guest slot during Beyonce's headline show in 2011 due to her throat problems.
Meanwhile, Adele scooped two prizes at yesterday's (17th May) Ivor Novello Awards 2012 taking home awards for Music Most Performed Work award for 'Rolling In The Deep' and Songwriter Of The Year.