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head the bill

To be the featured person in an event. Two professors from New York University are heading the bill at the conference on climate change this weekend. Up until now he's only been a supporting act, but he's going to head the bill for the first time next Saturday.
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head/top the ˈbill

be the most important item or performer in a show, play, etc: Topping the bill tonight will be Robbie Williams.
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Jules - real name Julian O'Riordan - headed the bill which also featured Timo Maas, Armin Van Buuren and Paul van Dyk.
The Swing of Things headed the bill with a selection of their upbeat jazz favourites.
NOTORIOUSLY badly behaved rock giants Oasis shed their bad boy image as they headed the bill for a charity concert.