Paul McCartney hinted last week that a possible Glastonbury Festival return could be a possibility, as the former Beatle could even make an appearance at the 50th anniversary of the famous event in 2020. With co-founder Michael Eavis seemingly also keen on what would be a poignant and fitting return for the proud Liverpudlian legend to the Somerset talent showcase, hopes are rising that the aspiration could become a reality in the not-too-distant future.

With an enviable back catalogue of musical highlights to draw upon after more than sixty years in the limelight, ‘Macca’ would most likely prove to be a popular draw for the annual extravaganza.

Despite entering his 78th year, the fabled singer-songwriter still maintains a strong musical presence in the industry and continues to attract admirers across the world. Besides memorable Beatles tracks such as “Yesterday”, “Hey Jude” and “Let It Be”, his association with his spin-off band Wings and as a soloist offers plenty of options as a headliner on one of the main Glastonbury stages.

Radio show comments

Commenting on “The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show” on BBC Radio 2, Sir Paul admitted that he was starting “to think about” it. He added that “people are saying that it will be good” (if he did it) and that he was considering “whether it would be a good thing,” with even his children suggesting that they had “to talk about Glastonbury.” There might still be challenges to overcome though, as the ex- Beatles star mused that although “maybe it is time to go back” that he would “have to put a few things in place” (to make it possible).

Children’s book promotion in London

Although he seems to be spreading his wings in alternative directions in recent years – including contributions to picture Books such as “Hey Grandude!” aimed at stimulating the imaginations of young children – McCartney hasn’t forgotten how to entertain a Music crowd.

Last week, the ever-youthful septuagenarian could be seen reading to children at a book signing as he dropped in at Waterstones Piccadilly store in London.

He was there to promote “Hey Grandude!”, which he claims was inspired by his eight grandchildren.

Eavis does little to dispel rumours

However, it will be the murmurings concerning an anticipated Glastonbury follow-up that will no doubt have fans most interested. Eavis has also been interviewed recently by local radio station BBC Somerset about the McCartney appearance possibility and, despite urging reporters to not make a big thing of it, he did initially respond by saying “hopefully for the 50th.”

McCartney last featured in proceedings back in 2004 as he wowed the audience on the Pyramid Stage, with a varied set including many of his favourite and popular tracks.