Michael Eavis on Possibility of Queen Headlining Glastonbury 2019: It Almost Worked
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After shooting down fans' hopes of seeing the Brian May's band at his music festival, the Glastonbury co-creator expresses his hope to have Paul McCartney in the 2020 line-up.

AceShowbiz - Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis has nixed Queen fans' hopes of seeing the band headline the summer festival on his farm in Somerset, insisting Brian May and his band aren't right for the event.

The farmer-turned-festival guru reveals he received a hand-written postcard from the band's agent in an attempt to land May and company a coveted headline slot, but passed.

"It almost worked, I tell you," he told the BBC. "But it was not quite our thing."

And he admits his support for a nationwide badger cull drove a wedge between himself and guitarist May, who campaigned to stop the killing season.

Last year, Eavis called the rocker "a danger to farming", adding, "he doesn't know anything about it at all".

Asked if that was a reason Queen hadn't been invited to perform at his festival, Eavis said, "Not really but it does have a bearing on it."

Glastonbury 2019 will be headlined by Stormzy, The Cure, and The Killers, and Eavis is already thinking about next summer's (20) event, telling the BBC he's hoping Paul McCartney will be on the bill.

"Paul's on good form at the moment," he said. "(He's coming here) hopefully for the 50th. Don't make a big thing of it though, will you?"

Other rumoured headliners for Glastonbury's 50th year include Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, and Oasis.

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