Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Glastonbury Festival, so no doubt the headliners are going to be some big stars. So far Sir Paul McCartney has been confirmed for the Pyramid Stage, but now Queen and Adam Lambert’s Brian May has admitted that the Beatle called him up before accepting the invitation from Michael Eavis.
May wrote on his Instagram: “Paul to play Glastonbury !
“Yes – some people have been commenting to me about this, relative to my recent comments about my unwillingness to play this festival.
“Well, to set the record straight, Paul was kind enough to phone me about this before he accepted the invitation.
“He was concerned that he might be thought to be endorsing the current mass killing of badgers.”
Eavis also claimed that Queen’s agent wrote him a postcard with hopes that they could work something out for the band and Adam Lambert to be headliners.
“It almost worked, I tell you,” he said, before adding that the rockers were “not quite our thing”.
Nevertheless, May has offered hope that one day Queen and Adam Lambert will one day headline Glastonbury.
May added on his Instagram: “And … in the end the book is never closed.
The Queen legend added: “People can change, and I’m always open to that.
“In the meantime, I wish Paul and his band a great gig. Bri.”
Aside from Sir Paul McCartney headlining next year, Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin were rumoured although not so likely now.
While other contenders at the bookies include Taylor Switch and Kendrick Lamar.