Music World Abuzz As Paul McCartney Will Headline 50th Glastonbury Music Festival

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When fans and the music world are excited about a 77-year-old musician headllining next year's Glastonbury festival, who could it be but an ex-Beatle. After tweeting a not-so-subtle hint, British musician Paul McCartney on Sunday confirmed to front the Glastonbury 2020 - the festival’s 50th anniversary in Somerset, England.

The former Beatle first teased the announcement on Twitter - posting a picture of American composer Philip Glass, actress Emma Stone and rock legend Chuck Berry. On combining the surnames of all three, the not-so-subtle clue of “Glass-Stone-Bury” is provided.

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Sir Paul’s show on Glastonbury’s maid Pyramid stage will come at the end of the bill on Saturday, June 27, a week after he celebrates his 78th birthday.

Confirming the news, co-organiser Emily Eavis said: "IT'S REAL!! So excited.. Having Paul McCartney coming back to headline the Pyramid next year is an absolute dream come true. There really was no-one that we wanted more for the 50th anniversary."

McCartney last played there in 2004, performing a two-and-a-half hour greatest hits set - opening with Wings classic Jet and racing through 22 Beatles songs, including Helter Skelter, Back In The USSR and Yesterday.

The Worthy Farm festival will run from June 24 through June 28, where Diana Ross will play the Sunday afternoon "legends slot", while other rumoured headliners include Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, The 1975 and Foals.

Last year’s headliners were Stormzy, the Killers, and the Cure.