Emily Eavis Rules Fleetwood Mac Out Of Headlining Glastonbury 2020 – Report

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October 14, 2019 | 7:26am EST

Emily Eavis has reportedly ruled out Fleetwood Mac of headlining next year’s Glastonbury festival and ended hopes of a Led Zeppelin reunion.
The organiser of the iconic U.K. music event held a question and answer session at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in Gloucestershire, England on Sunday.
During the talk, with The Times journalist Hugo Rifkind, she updated fans on plans for the 2020 event – and shot down a couple of headliner rumours.
Reporting on the event, BBC Gloucestershire’s Steve Knibbs tweeted: “Tonight @CheltLitFest @emilyeavis confirms #FleetwoodMac and #LedZeppelin are not playing #Glastonbury50 but there will be a few surprises.”
Glastonbury celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020, and Fleetwood Mac have long been rumoured to be a possible headline act, as Emily’s dad Michael Eavis has long stated that they are his dream booking.
The Chain hitmakers fuelled rumours they are set to headline when Mick Fleetwood told fans at a recent Wembley Stadium show they still “had a big field to play”. He has also stated the group want to play Glastonbury before calling it a day as a live band.
However, Michael has previously said he “can’t afford” Fleetwood Mac and would only book them if they reduced their festival fee.
Although Led Zeppelin have not performed together since 2007, for a one off gig, Emily has said they would be her dream booking in the past.
One music legend who will be playing Glastonbury next June is Diana Ross, who will perform in the Sunday legends’ slot on 28 June. Paul McCartney is also strongly rumoured to be in line for a headline slot.