Paul McCartney to headline Glastonbury festival

Updated 19 November 2019

Paul McCartney to headline Glastonbury festival

  • The “Hey Jude” hitmaker will be the headline act on the festival’s main Pyramid Stage on Saturday, June 27
  • Glastonbury Festival the world’s largest greenfield event

LONDON: Paul McCartney is to headline the 50th anniversary of Glastonbury in June next year, the world’s largest greenfield festival, organizers announced on Monday.

“Hey Glasto — excited to be part of your Anniversary celebrations. See ya next year!” the 77-year-old former Beatle tweeted.

The “Hey Jude” hitmaker will be the headline act on the festival’s main Pyramid Stage on Saturday, June 27, according to the Glastonbury Twitter account. McCartney last appeared on the Pyramid Stage in 2004 alongside Oasis and Muse.

Glastonbury and McCartney’s representatives were not immediately available for further comment.

Tickets for the 2020 event went on sale in October and were sold out in just over half an hour, according to the festival’s website cdn.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk.

Glastonbury Festival was founded by farmer Michael Eavis, 83, and his late wife Jean in 1970, after they were inspired by the Bath Festival of Blues.


Hailey Bieber wears Zuhair Murad at premiere of husband's new docu-series

Justin and Hailey Bieber at the premiere of "Seasons" in Los Angeles. AFP
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Hailey Bieber wears Zuhair Murad at premiere of husband's new docu-series

  • The model stepped out in Los Angeles on Monday to support her husband Justin Bieber’s new YouTube docu-serie
  • For the occasion, she donned a design from Zuhair Murad’s most recent couture collection

DUBAI: Model Hailey Bieber (nee Baldwin) stepped out in Los Angeles on Monday to support her husband Justin Bieber’s new YouTube docu-series, “Seasons,” which premiered at the Regency Bruin Theatre, and for the occasion donned a design from Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad.

It would certainly appear that Bieber couldn’t wait to get her hands on the black, heavily-embellished dress as it was plucked from the Ras Baalbek-born couturier’s Ancient Egyptian-inspired Spring 2020 couture collection, which he showcased only a week ago in Paris.

Hailey Bieber wearing Zuhair Murad spring 2020 couture. AFP

The sleeveless, sheer design was embellished with hundreds of tiny dazzling black sequins and featured a keyhole cut-out on the midriff. The model accessorized the look minimally, opting for matching Sergio Rossi heels and diamond hoops.

People Magazine recently reported that Justin and Hailey wouldn’t be sporting their wedding rings for a while. But it seems like the model couldn’t contain herself: She posed for pictures with her mother-in-law while wearing her six-carat oval engagement ring from Solow & Co. flanked by two 18-carat gold, diamond-encrusted Tiffany & Co. bands.

The model stepped out in Los Angeles on Monday to support her husband Justin Bieber’s new YouTube docu-series. Getty

As for her hair, the 23-year-old opted to rake her sandy blonde lengths into a loose updo. When it came to her makeup, the Arizona-born model accentuated her year-long California glow with a sun-kissed complexion achieved by blending a dusting of bronzer along her cheekbones and a veil of rose powder on her cheeks and nose. She completed the look with brushed-out brows and a swipe of flesh-toned gloss on her lips.

It’s not the first time Bieber has chosen a design from the Lebanese fashion house for a premiere. Back in 2018, the model demanded a double take wearing a red beaded Zuhair Murad number to the New York premiere of “The American Meme.”

Indeed, Bieber can — and does — have her pick of the globe’s thousands of designers, but she routinely turns to Murad to dress her for important events and red carpets. Who can forget the gold, form-fitting jumpsuit with beaded fringe details that she wore to the 2018 I Heart Radio Awards in California?

Memorably, she dazzled in a sheer, plunging Zuhair Murad catsuit with a velvet waist-cinching belt at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.