After this year's scorcher rumours are already flying around for who might headline next year's 50th anniversary Glastonbury Festival. With some inside track and more than just guesses, eFestivals can narrow things down a little.
Firstly, Paul McCartney. Glastonbury supremo Michael Eavis was seen on camera few months ago suggesting McCartney would be at the farm next year, but... Despite this, we understand from exceedingly good sources that Macca won't be seen at the Festival next year. Put that rumour very firmly to bed!
Many years ago when asked about Fleetwood Mac by eFestivals, Michael Eavis said "no one cares about them any more, do they?" Today the Rumours are persistent and they Don't Stop ; we've been told they will definitely appear "within 5 years" so It sounds like an agreement is already in place but does that mean next year? Fleetwood Mac's current touring schedule suggests not but we'll have to see.
Emily Eavis has said a few times in recent years that she'd love to have Madonna at the Festival but we hear she's a woman with a liking for exceedingly high fees - much more than Glastonbury is likely to pay. Madge is expected to tour extensively next year so anything is possible although her own shows with mortgage-necessary ticket prices seem more likely.
Elton John has never played Glastonbury; Elton John is on his final tour. It seems impossible that he'll wrap up his touring career without a visit to Worthy Farm but with the tour already extending in 2021 it doesn't have to be next year.
After their not-very-secret appearance this year it seems likely Foals will return next year. A headline slot is possible although a major supporting slot seems more likely.
You can't talk Glastonbury headliners without a mention of Coldplay, so here's that mention. If they do return to headline the Pyramid next year - or if they don't - then just like this year expect special guest appearances by Chris Martin. Everywhere. All the time.
Other names being suggested to headline include The Kinks - for old-times sake - as well as The 1975, and Blur, and top of the female possibilities after Madonna come Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande. Emily recently said that there's an act in the frame who she's not seen mentioned so we can keep on playing the guessing game.
Further down the bill and missing this year was 'the rock slot' on Friday afternoon. It's expected to return in 2020 and it sounds like something is already in place as we've been told to expect something big!
Glastonbury Festival 2020 will take place from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June 2020 at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset. Tickets will go on sale in the autumn, expected to be the first week in October. All people aged over 12 wanting a ticket need to be registered in advance in order to buy: to register see here.
For rumours of who might be - but might not be - playing as we get them keep your eyes on our Glastonbury Festival 2020 rumours page.
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