Michael Eavis drops huge hint for one of Glastonbury 2020’s headliners

Get ready for a big one in 2020

Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis has teased that Paul McCartney could returning to headline the 50th anniversary of the festival in 2020.

The Beatles legend was previously among the favourites rumoured to be headlining at Worthy Farm in 2019, before shows announced in America the same weekend ruled ruled him out. It was then announced that Stormzy, The Killers and The Cure would in fact be topping the bill this year.

Now however, Eavis has stoked rumours that Sir Paul will return to Worthy Farm in 2020, when the festival will celebrate its 50 anniversary.


“Paul’s on good form at the moment,” Eavis told BBC Somerset. [He’s coming here] hopefully for the 50th. Don’t make a big thing of it though, will you?”

Back as far as 2017, Emily Eavis said that they had already booked two headliners for Glasto 2020. While rumoured acts for next year also include Madonna, Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Fleetwood Mac and naturally Oasis, Emily did rule out the chances of Pink Floyd performing.

“Ideally, we’d have a mix of old and new acts headlining,” she told NME. “A bit of both. But, a lot can happen between now and then, and it’s about seeing who comes through and who would be right for us. It kind of depends, we’ve just got a little while, we’re not in any rush, but it’s quite exciting. It’s always good having something in the long term plans as well.”

The 1975’s Matty Healy also stated that they’d be “ready” to headline Glastonbury next year.

“I’ll be at Glastonbury [2020],” said Healy. “Whether we headline it or not, who knows? If I ever am headlining Glastonbury, then everyone’s going to have to be on guard for a year, so that I don’t completely lose my mind.”


He continued: “I think that we are [ready]. Glastonbury, give us a year. Reading & Leeds, I’ll do it tomorrow. It will definitely be a very humble show. All of this ego and confidence here will probably be gone and I’ll be more like, ‘Honestly guys, thank you so much for coming.”

Meanwhile, more details emerged last week of what to expect from the new Victorian seaside pier at Glastonbury 2019.

All tickets for Glastonbury 2019 are currently sold out, but a resale for unwanted tickets will take place on Sunday April 28.