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top the bill

To be the featured person in an event. Two professors from New York University are topping 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 top the bill for the first time next Saturday.
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top (or head) the bill

be the main performer or act in a show, play, etc.
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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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Candelas topped the bill on the first night and Bryn Fon will do the same on Thursday.
He topped the bill on a booze cruise over to Europe, I was the comic, the ship was packed but no-one was to be seen, it was a force 10 gale.
Summary: The Scissor Sisters topped the bill at the BT River of Music Festival at the Tower of London
The rockers topped the bill at this year's Scots festival RockNess, but Andy wants to top the bill at the Worthy Farm gig in 2009.
The following year Hendrix topped the chart with the classic Voodoo Chile, and topped the bill at the Isle of Wight Festival.
Heather Small, formerly of M People, topped the bill, alongside Eurovision hopeful Javine.
He also topped the bill on the previous show when he won the British Masters welterweight title.
The Beverley Sisters yesterday topped the bill at the fourth anniversary Midday Variety Show at a popular venue which this year is celebrating its 30th birthday.
Charlotte, 13, topped the bill at the open air event, but the Voice of an Angel singer was hit when the heavens opened.
Cardiff schoolgirl Charlotte was the main attraction when she topped the bill at the event in Swansea.
The 29-year-old had his contract cancelled by the Coventry firm after he lost his Commonwealth super-featherweight title to Glasgow's Craig Docherty when he topped the bill on a live Sky TV show at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, on Saturday night.
Last year Pavarotti topped the bill for the show in its inaugural year but this year the event - raising cash for The Prince's Trust - has gone more pop with Ronan Keating and Gabrielle also performing.
Meanwhile, in Birmingham, the boy band 911 topped the bill at a free party in front of 40,000 people in the city's Centenary Square.