Photo Credit: MJ Kim
On June 25, Paul McCartney performed his headlining set on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England. The legendary bassist performed a 33-song main set followed by five encores. During the concert, McCartney welcomed Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl to the stage to assist on a set of tunes. Grohl’s sit-in was followed by another special guest performance by Bruce Springsteen who delivered two songs with The Beatles great. To cap the show both guest musicians reappeared for the final number of the night, “The End.”
McCartney’s Glastonbury Festival performance got underway with The Beatles’ classic, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” followed by a set of Wings’ tunes, “Junior’s Farm” and “Letting Go.” After that, the band returned to McCartney’s Beatles repertoire, landing on 1966’s “Got to Get You Into My Life” off the album, Revolver.
“Come On to Me” came next and gave way to a “Foxy Lady” outro jam. The main set continued with a peppering of songs from McCartney’s expansive collection, including “For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” followed by a ukulele intro to the George Harrison penned “Something.” Then, the band continued with a heavy selection of Beatles songs before Grohl appeared on stage to lend his skills on a bust out of “I Saw Her Standing There” and the Wings epic, “Band on the Run.” The last time McCartney performed “I Saw Her Standing There” was in 2019.
After Grohl’s sit-in, another special guest appeared, New Jersey’s own Bruce Springsteen. The Boss helped out McCartney on his original track “Glory Days,” followed by the McCartney-Lennon written, “I Wanna Be Your Man.” Just over a week ago, Springsteen joined McCartney on the last night of his Got Back tour at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.; the two rock legends played the same pairing of tunes to a delighted audience. Read the full story here.
Following guest appearances, McCartney led his band through “Let It Be,” “Live and Let Die,” and ended the massive main set with “Hey Jude.” For his encores, McCartney began with a virtual duet with the late-John Lennon on “I’ve Got a Feeling.” They continued with “Helter Skelter” and “Golden Slumbers” before moving into “Carry That Weight.” Then for the last song of McCartney’s Glastonbury Festival appearance, he invited both guests, Grohl and Springsteen, on stage to help out on the fitting last number, The Beatles’ “The End.”
Grohl’s appearance on Saturday marked his first return to the stage since the tragic passing of his Foo Fighter bandmate and friend, Taylor Hawkins.
See photos from McCartney’s performance at Glastonbury Festival below.
Glastonbury Festival — Pilton, England
June 25, 2022
Set: Can’t Buy Me Love, Junior’s Farm, Letting Go, Got to Get You Into My Life, Come On to Me, Let Me Roll It^, Getting Better, Let ‘Em In, My Valentine, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five, Maybe I’m Amazed, I’ve Just Seen a Face, In Spite of all the Danger, Dance Tonight, Blackbird, Here Today, New, Lady Madonna, Fun You, Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!, Something, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, You Never Give Me Your Money, She Came in Through the Bathroom Window, Get Back, I Saw Her Standing There&, Band on the Run&, Glory Days%, I Wanna Be Your Man%, Let It Be, Live and Let Die, Hey Jude
Enc.: I’ve Got a Feeling#, Helter Skelter, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End&%
^ ”Foxy Lady” outro jam
& With Dave Grohl
% With Bruce Springsteen
# Virtual duet with John Lennon