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Paul McCartney hints at Glastonbury Festival 2020 headline slot


Paul McCartney has dropped the biggest hint yet that he’s lining up a headline performance for Glastonbury Festival 2020.

The news comes as festival organisers Michael and Emily Eavis attempt to create a major line-up as part of Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

McCartney, joining Zoe Ball as part of the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show, was 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.”

Speculation if McCartney’s rumoured return to Glastonbury Festival began in April when Michael Eavis began discuss the possibility of booking the Liverpudlian. “Paul’s on good form at the moment,” Eavis said in an interview with BBC Somerset.

“[He’s coming here] hopefully for the 50th. Don’t make a big thing of it though, will you?”

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