Paul McCartney is top of the list for Glastonbury

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 July 2018
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The Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney is top of the list for Glastobury Festival boss Emily Eavis, who admitted she's always keen to have the iconic musician as a headline act

Sir Paul McCartney is "top of the list" for Glastonbury Festival.

The iconic music event will return next year, and boss Emily Eavis - daughter of founder Michael - has admitted The Beatles legend is always a name she would welcome to the Pyramid Stage for a headlining slot.

Speaking to Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2, she said: "We always want him, of course, He's top of our list - but we'll have to see."

Her coy comments come after the 'Hey Jude' hitmaker - who releases his new solo album 'Egypt Station' on September 7 -admitted to the radio host he would be delighted to top the bill at the festival for the first time since 2004.

He said last month: "I haven't really spoken to anyone about it. It's a little while since we did it. And we did enjoy doing it. The conversation hasn't gone any further."

Jo then asked: "If you were asked though what would you say?"

And Macca - who will return to the UK for the first time in three years in December with gigs in London, Glasgow and Liverpool - replied: "Yeah probably, probably."

While McCartney's status for the festival is still unconfirmed, Emily has now revealed they have booked a huge name for next year's traditional tea-time legends spot.

Although she refused to name any acts before the official announcement later in the year, she did reveal: "We've done our first draft of the Pyramid stage. This is where we're at, we're kind of drafting in a few other stage headliners. We're making progress. I think the festival weekend triggered a lot of agents.

"It's really started moving quite quickly now, and I think we've finally found our Sunday tea time legend slot as well, which is really excited.

"I'll give you clue - I can't tell you, but it's a female. She's not British, but I can't give you any more clues because it will get you into trouble."

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