It appears to be confirmed that Paul McCartney will be returning to Worthy Farm to headline the 2020 edition of Glastonbury Festival after the former Beatle posted a not-so-subtle message.
Rumours have been circulating for some time as festival organisers Michael and Emily Eavis attempt to create a major line-up as part of Glastonbury’s 50th-anniversary celebrations.
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.”
The secret is out now, Macca!