Sir Paul McCartney to headline Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary in 2020

Sir Paul McCartney to headline Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary in 2020

One of the worst-kept secrets in pop has been confirmed: Sir Paul McCartney will headline Glastonbury in 2020.

The former Beatle will top the bill on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday 27 June, a week after his 78th birthday.

He last played the Somerset event in 2004, and organisers have long been keen to get him back for an encore.

Next year will be Glastonbury’s golden jubilee and co-organiser Emily Eavis said: “There really was no-one that we wanted more for the 50th anniversary.”

Earlier on Monday, the star teased the announcement on Twitter – posting a picture of Philip Glass, Emma Stone and Chuck Berry.