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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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The Central bar in Gateshead will play host to NEED Music Ltd's showcase gig tonight with a hotly-tipped Newcastle outfit heading the bill.
Heading the bill will be top Merseyside entertainer Shaun Styles while the ever-popular group The Commotions will provide the music.
THIS year's Hebridean Celtic festival, July 13 to 16, will see Irish legend Van Morrison, Scotland's Runrig and Shooglenifty heading the bill Based in Stornoway, the festival, visited by 14,000 people last year, boasts an international reputation and attracts performers and audiences from all over the world.
For just a fiver you'll be able to see Alex Boardman heading the bill. He will be supported by Steve Day who is Britain's only deaf comedian.
They won our Examiner competition to greet the band before their big appearance heading the bill.
There are some great African, Indian, Cuban and European bands heading the bill, but the week contains more that its fair share of jazz.
Heading the bill is Anne Shelton who, after singing several songs, some of which she made famous in America, last night gave three encores.
THE BMW 7 Series will be heading the bill at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.
Meanwhile, the new Laughter Lounge at the Olympia, West Derby Road, has John Bishop heading the bill tonight and tomorrow, supported by John Warburton, Ste Porter and Dave Twentyman.
Heading the bill are Bayou Gumbo with their blend of Cajun, Country and Township Jive.
Heading the bill in Woolton is ex-Bootleg Beatle Paul Cooper, who played Paul McCartney in the group, as well as Liverpool bands Loaded Dice, Jazz Banned and Red Mojo.
Among the acts heading the bill are the Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers, Chemical Brothers, Groove Armada and Supergrass.
Heading the bill at the Lennoxlove shows will be Hothouse Flowers and Paul Brady on the Saturday followed 24 hours later by Mary Black, Capercaille and Dougie MacLean.
It will be relaunched as The Mezzanine on April 3 with top UK DJ Paul Oakenfold and Danny Morales, from New York, heading the bill. Culture Club star Boy George has also been lined up as a DJ.
ETC is back at the Lemon Lounge on February 16with special guest Andy Carroll heading the bill but don't go expecting old skool, the legend will have his Manumission/ Space Ibiza head on.