Sir Paul McCartney has told BBC Radio 2 he could return to Glastonbury next year, amid rumours he will headline the festival’s 50th anniversary.
Speaking on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, he said: “People are saying that it will be good if I did it, so I’m starting to think about whether I can or whether it would be a good thing. My kids are saying ‘Dad, we’ve got to talk about Glastonbury’ and I think I know what they mean.”
“We played there quite a long time ago so maybe it is time to go back. I don’t know. I’d have to put a few things in place. It’s starting to become some remote kind of possibility. It’s definitely not fixed yet but people are starting to talk about it.”
The former Beatle is currently second-favourite to headline the Pyramid Stage, with Fleetwood Mac taking the top spot, according to Sky Bet. Foals, Kendrick Lamar and The 1975 are joint third-favourites, with the three sharing identical odds. Sir Paul previously played at Glastonbury in 2004.
Speaking to fans at a question and answer session in the Acoustic Tent at Glastonbury 2019, founder Michael Eavis said “some good headliners” were secured for 2020. He added: “We’re hoping for Fleetwood Mac one day but when? I can’t afford them at the moment, they’ll have to bring their price down.”
Eavis previously told the BBC Sir Paul would “hopefully” play at Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary in 2020 in a video released back in April. However, eFestivals.co.uk reported: “eFestivals were told a few weeks later by an exceedingly well-placed festival source that it definitely wasn’t on the cards for next year – and we’re sticking with what we were told.”
eFestivals have not added Sir Paul to their Glastonbury line-up rumours page, which currently includes Blur, Elton John, Foals, Madonna and The 1975, among others.
Supergrass have confirmed they are reforming to play tonight’s Pilton Party alongside Wolf Alice, an annual ‘thank you’ event organised by Glastonbury for local residents and workers. Artists typically appear on the full Glastonbury line-up the year after playing Pilton Party, and Eavis has already confirmed Wolf Alice will be there next year.
In January, the Lancashire Post reported on a pothole which supposedly resembled Sir Paul.