Paul McCartney to headline Glastonbury 2020

Rappler.com
The festival celebrates its 50th anniversary

HEADLINER. Sir Paul McCartney performs in 2017 in Tinley Park, Illinois. The Beatles legend is headlining the upcoming Glastonbury Festival in 2020. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski /AFP

MANILA, Philippines – Paul McCartney is headlining the Glastonbury Festival in 2020, which celebrates the long-running music festival’s 50th anniversary.

The former Beatles vocalist and bassist and one of pop music’s most prolific songwriters is taking Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage on June 27 the last day of the event held in Somerset, England.

The announcement was made on Glastonbury Festival’s official Twitter account, and was retweeted by Paul, who said “Hey Glasto – excited to be part of your Anniversary celebratins. See ya next summer!”

Meanwhile, festival co-organizer Emily Eavis said having the music legend back on the Glastonbury stage “is an absolute dream come true.”

“There really was no one that we wanted more for the 50th anniversary.”

Sir Paul last played on the Glastonbury stage in 2004 – performing a set that ran for over two hours, with songs that included The Beatles’ and Wings’ greatest hits.

He is the first headliner to be announced for Glastonbury 2020. The Supremes lead singer Diana Ross will also be performing for the festival’s “legends” set on June 28. – Rappler.com