It’s official – Macca will be returning to Worthy Farm to headline Glastonbury’s big 5-0
Following Paul McCartney‘s cryptic tweet this morning (November 18) – Glastonbury Festival has now officially confirmed the former Beatle will be headlining the Worthy Farm-held event in 2020.
Breaking the news on Twitter, Glastonbury said: “We are incredibly excited to announce that Paul McCartney will headline the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night of Glastonbury 2020.”
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) November 18, 2019
Macca said: “Hey Glasto – excited to be part of your Anniversary celebrations. See ya next summer!”
Hey Glasto – excited to be part of your Anniversary celebrations. See ya next summer! https://t.co/31yA40Eb4d
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) November 18, 2019
Glastonbury organiser, Emily Eavis said: “Having Paul McCartney coming back to headline the Pyramid next year is an absolute dream come true. There really was no one that we wanted more for the 50th anniversary @ Glastonbury Festival”
IT’S REAL!! So excited.. Having Paul McCartney coming back to headline the Pyramid next year is an absolute dream come true. There really was no one that we wanted more for the 50th anniversary @ Glastonbury Festival https://t.co/soNWgJqoLU
— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) November 18, 2019
McCartney will perform on Saturday, June 27, at the spry young age of 78, which will also make him one of the oldest musicians to ever headline the Festival.
Macca is the first headliner to be announced for the 2020 edition of the Festival, and joins Diana Ross who was officially confirmed earlier this year as Glastonbury’s 50-anniversary ‘Legends’ slot performer for 2020.
Despite the fact that the full line-up for Glastonbury 2020 has yet to be released – all tickets for the Festival’s 50th anniversary have now sold out, with General Admission tickets selling out in 33 minutes, following Coach + Ticket Packages which sold out in just 27 minutes.
There are still ways to go to Glastonbury next year, and in addition to being able to volunteer – there will also be a resale of any cancelled tickets in the spring, with coach + ticket packages going up for resale on April 16 – followed by a general admission tickets resale (which don’t include travel) on April 19.
Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.