While McCartney has attempted to dodge the speculation in recent weeks, the 77-year-old has seemingly confirmed the booking with a cryptic message posted on social media.
Tweeting an image of Philip Glass, Emma Stone and Chuck Berry, McCartney has dropped the clue of “Glass-Stone-Berry” to his fans.
The news comes after McCartney himself dropped a hint while joining Zoe Ball as part of the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show recently. Drawn into a conversation about the rumours that he could be the big name to head to the Pyramid stage: “People are saying that it would be good if I did it, so I’m starting to think about whether I can or whether it would be a good thing,” he said when asked about Glastonbury Festival.
He added: “My kids are saying ‘Dad we’ve got to talk about Glastonbury’ and I think I know what they mean.”
The former Beatle, who last headlined Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage in 2004, delivered a career-spanning set that day with a mix of Beatles and solo material. “We played there quite a long time ago so maybe it is time to go back. I don’t know. I’d have to put a few things in place,” he continued.
“It’s starting to become some remote kind of possibility. It’s definitely not fixed yet but people are starting to talk about it.”