Paul McCartney, Glastonbury’s headliner this year, doesn’t expect the festival to take place in 2021.
The former Beatles star told BBC Radio 4: “100,000 people huddled together with flags and no masks – you know, talk about super-spreader. I would love [happen], but I have a feeling it is wrong.
McCartney said the festival was not on her 2021 schedule. This week, Glastonbury co-host Emily Eavis told the BBC she was doing ‘everything we could’ to make this happen. next year.
She said: “The hardest part is figuring out exactly what we’re going to plan for and what impact it will have on what we’re able to do. But at the moment, I’m not sure we can do anything that would completely ensure that we can accommodate 200,000 people to spend six days in certain areas in June 2021. “
Eavis said if the festival couldn’t take place in its traditional form, organizers would consider inviting artists to perform at the farm for a series of live broadcasts.
McCartney appeared on Radio 4 to discuss his new solo album, McCartney III, written and recorded solo in lockdown, which the Guardian has called “the most enjoyable and certainly the most personal McCartney album since 2005 Chaos and Creation in. the Backyard ”.
He also said he wanted to encourage people to get vaccinated against Covid-19: “If I’m allowed to get it, I will.” In April, he blamed Chinese wet markets for the spread of the coronavirus and described bat consumption as “medieval”.