Paul McCartney has made historical past as Glastonbury’s oldest solo headliner as he kicked off his set on the Pyramid Stage.
The previous Beatle’s headline present on Saturday comes precisely per week after he celebrated his eightieth birthday, and greater than 60 years of creating music.
McCartney, wearing a navy Nehru model jacket, kicked off the set with a rendition of The Beatles’ hit Can’t Purchase Me Love.
Addressing the group, he mentioned: “Good night Glastonbury – wow man it’s so good to be right here – we had been speculated to be doing this three years in the past.”
Teasing the setlist for the evening forward, McCartney added: “We’ve received some previous songs, some new songs, some in-betweeners.
“I’ve received a sense we’re going to have a superb time tonight.”
The third tune the previous Beatle performed on the Pyramid Stage was Letting Go, which he launched alongside his former band Wings.
He additionally received the large viewers jiving alongside as he performed his tune Come On To Me.
After the tune, the musician took off his jacket, saying: “That’s the solely wardrobe change of the entire night.”
The singer additionally paid tribute to the late Jimi Hendrix, calling him a “pretty” and “humble man”.
He later devoted his piano-led model of My Valentine to his spouse Nancy, who was watching his Glastonbury set within the viewers.
“The subsequent tune I’ll do is one I wrote for my spouse Nancy, she’s within the viewers tonight with us, this one’s for you Nanc,” he mentioned.
Additionally among the many collection of songs was The Beatles’ Fixing A Gap and Let Me Roll It, a tune he launched along with his band Wings.
Following this, he switched his guitar for the piano to play his observe Let ‘Em In.
Because the solar set over Worthy Farm in Somerset, the group swayed in time with the tunes.
McCartney handled the Glastonbury viewers by bringing out Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl to sing the Beatles traditional I Noticed Her Standing There.
“I’ve received just a little shock for you. My pal from the west coast of America, Dave Grohl.” Nevertheless, the Foo Fighters frontman Grohl defined that it had not been a easy journey.
He defined: “Properly I began on Wednesday, then the flight received cancelled, again to the airport Thursday after which the flight received cancelled, however I swear I’d by no means miss being on stage with you proper now.”
The pair performed a medley of songs together with Band On The Run.
McCartney thanked Dave Grohl earlier than introducing one other particular visitor to the Glastonbury Pyramid Stage.
He mentioned: “Love you Dave thanks man all of us love ya. Women and gents yet one more time – Dave Grohl.
“He mentioned you recognize he’ll come over and I didn’t imagine him however I ought to have, he confirmed up.
Taking to the stage, Springsteen mentioned: “Joyful birthday Paul, right here’s to 80 extra years.” The pair proceed to play Glory Days.
Springsteen added: “Couldn’t miss it man”, earlier than the pair performed Beatles traditional I Wanna Be Your Man.
At one stage, McCartney briefly paused speaking to the viewers to verify on the group.
He mentioned: “What’s occurring there? One thing occurring over there in the course of the group. Let’s attend to it.”
After the state of affairs had been assessed, he added “Okay it’s good, we’re sorting it”, earlier than persevering with his present.
Forward of his history-making set on the Pyramid Stage, McCartney delivered a shock preview efficiency at an intimate venue in Frome, Somerset, the place he performed a few of his best-known solo materials.
”We’re approaching the precipice and I’d strongly counsel that each one of those that haven’t but been greenwashed out of our senses to face our floor. Do you not allow them to drag us one other inch nearer to the sting. Proper now could be the place we stand our floor.”
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— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) June 25, 2022
Earlier on Saturday, Greta Thunberg has referred to as on society to tackle its “historic duty to set issues proper” with the worldwide local weather disaster throughout her speech at Glastonbury.
Talking from the Pyramid Stage, the 19-year-old surroundings activist advised the group she feels there may be nonetheless hope for the world to decide on a path which is “sustainable” and “results in a future for everybody”.
Ms Thunberg’s speech was adopted by a set by pop rock band Haim, with Noel Gallagher’s Excessive Flying Birds taking to the Pyramid Stage after them.
The Pyramid Stage hosted an array of expertise all through Saturday together with Haim, AJ Tracey, Simple Life, Pleasure Crookes and Les Amazones d’Afrique.
There was additionally performances from musical stars throughout the competition’s a number of phases, with US pop star Olivia Rodrigo and rapper Megan Thee Stallion each enjoying on the Different Stage.
Whereas Mercury-winner Celeste performed the West Holts Stage, with The Hoosiers headlining the Avalon Stage and Jessie Ware closing The Park Stage.
Eilish gave an electrifying headline efficiency on the Pyramid Stage on Friday to finish the primary day of performances at Glastonbury.
Her look was a landmark second for the competition as she grew to become Glastonbury’s youngest ever solo headliner.