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Paul McCartney: “The thing I like about Glastonbury is the ley lines”

Paul McCartney: “The thing I like about Glastonbury is the ley lines”

“It’s magical. You get transformed into a magical being…”

Paul McCartney discussed his upcoming Glastonbury 2020 performance in an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Sarah Montague, on the World at One show earlier today (December 12).

While on the show, in addition to speaking about Global Warming and Chrismas songs, when asked whether he would get nervous playing at Glastonbury next year – seeing that it will be the Festival’s 50th anniversary – Macca said: “Could be […] what I do when I have something like that, that I consider a big thing […] I’m doing ten concerts before it, so to get up to speed,”

“You don’t get an athlete just coming into the Olympics not having done a few races beforehand,” he added.


The former Beatle also mentioned that one of the things he likes about Glastonbury is actually the “ley lines… and all of that,”

“I’ve got a friend who’s very ‘yeah.. man…’, he’s into all that… ‘did you know it’s on the ley lines? They all cross and they intercept at Glastonbury’ – so I kinda like that” he said.

Asked by Montague, what’s different about it [Glastonbury] being on the ley lines when you’re there performing – “It’s magical. You get transformed into a magical being…” McCartney replied jokingly while adding “no, I don’t know… It’s fun, it just adds to the fun really,”

According to some reports, Glastonbury is said to lie on a ‘ley line’ – part of an implied network of impressionistic significance said to run across the land in straight, intersecting lengths not unlike a cobweb.

You can listen to the full interview now on BBC Sounds, with the Glastonbury discussions starting at 24:40.

Paul McCartney was 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 – while Mike Skinner and Carl Cox are the two latest big-scale artists to self-confirm for the Festival’s 2020 bill thus far.

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.

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