16 years after he first headlined the festival, Paul McCartney will return to play England's Glastonbury in 2020. McCartney hipped fans to the announcement by cryptically posted photos of composer Phillip GLASS, actress Emma STONE, and hero Chuck BERRY to his social media platforms. On June 27th, "Macca" and his band will headline the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night of Glastonbury 2020. So far, the Glastonbury gig is McCartney's only officially announced concert of the New Year.
Glastonbury co-organizer Emily Eavis said in a statement: "Having Paul McCartney coming back to headline the Pyramid for the second time next year is an absolute dream come true. There really was no one that we wanted more for the 50th anniversary."
McCartney, who first headlined back in 2004, added: "Hey Glasto — excited to be part of your Anniversary celebrations. See ya next summer!"
Paul McCartney's recent shows seamlessly blend material from throughout his career — with hits and rarities spanning well over 55 years. During his last Glastonbury set, he made the rare move of premiering a then-previously unreleased song, "Follow Me," which turned up on the following year's Chaos And Creation In The Backyard collection. We asked McCartney how he decides what songs make the cut in his concerts: ["You've just got to judge it between rare and stuff that people still know. If you just do a whole big bunch of songs that nobody knows, that's kind of all right for a club. But I think when you've got these big arenas, I've gotta give 'em a kind of night out that I would want. So that includes hits. We do some that they don't know so well and then some that they know all too well."] SOUNDCUE (:22 OC: . . . all too well)
Paul McCartney On Mixing Hits And Rarities Live :