Sir Paul McCartney will headline this year’s Glastonbury Festival just a week after his 80th birthday

SIR Paul McCartney is one of the greatest musicians of all time and now he returns to one of the world’s most famous stages – headlining Glastonbury.

The Beatles star will finally perform on the Pyramid Stage in June, after the 2020 event he was due to play was canceled due to Covid-19.

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Macca will play on Saturday night after Noel Gallagher and Haim sets
An official announcement of this year's lineup is expected in the coming weeks.

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An official announcement of this year’s lineup is expected in the coming weeks.Credit: Getty

This will make him the oldest performer to headline Glastonbury, as it will take place just a week after his 80th birthday.

Macca, 79, will perform on Saturday night after sets by Noel Gallagher and Haim, with Billie Eilish doing it on Friday and Kendrick Lamar closing the festival on Sunday.

An official announcement of this year’s lineup is expected in the coming weeks.

Paul released a teaser on Thursday when he announced his Paul McCartney Got Back tour, which will see him perform across the US from April to mid-June – a fortnight before Glastonbury.

A music insider said, “Paul’s set will be a must. He is really excited for this and is determined to put on a hell of a show full of all the hits.

“He really feels ready to hit the road again in the United States and will be eager to tackle Glasto when he returns.

“There were discussions about whether he should continue with shows this year due to the situation with Covid, but he decided he really wanted to perform.

“Glastonbury is such an amazing event to headline and he knows it will be an amazing time for him.”

It comes after this week The Sun revealed that Taylor Swift, who was also set to headline in 2020, has decided not to return this year.

Paul was the last headliner at Worthy Farm, Somerset, 18 years ago in 2004, with Oasis and Muse also headlining.

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