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Paul McCartney discusses Glastonbury Festival and his "secret" Christmas album


It has come to light that former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has recorded a secret Christmas album. So far, only his family have heard the festive fun. The singer also chatted about Glastonbury Festival 2020, which will see Macca take a headline slot.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s World at One programme about the festive album the legendary McCartney said, “Years ago I thought, there’s not very good Christmas records,” as one of the few credible artists to have a ‘Christmas’ song under his belt, he should know.

“So I actually went into my studio over a couple of years and I made one.” The singer revealed that the album gets brought out over the Christmas period at family gatherings. “The kids like it,” he said. “It’s something they’ve heard through the years, you know, and now it’s the grandkids getting indoctrinated with my carols record.”

Unfortunately, the singer revealed to host Sarah Montague, that the record was “just for the family” and that he would “Never” release them to the wider public.

The pair also discussed in great detail the singer’s upcoming headline slot at Glastonbury Festival 2020. McCartney revealed that he would get into shape for the gig by taking on some shows before the big day.

He likened his working to that of an Olympian saying, “You don’t get an athlete just coming into the Olympics not having done a few races beforehand. The idea is by the time I get to Glastonbury it’ll just be just like another gig. But of course it won’t be, because it’s very special.”

In a bumper week for the mega-star it was also announced yesterday that Netflix is set to adapt McCartney‘s 2005 children’s novel High In The Clouds into an animated feature film.