Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen be a part of Paul McCartney at Glastonbury

Dave Grohl and Paul McCartney

Dave Grohl has joined Paul McCartney on stage at Glastonbury, in his first public efficiency because the loss of life of Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Grohl was given a hero’s welcome as he strode onto the Pyramid Stage to duet with McCartney on a gritty storage rock model of I Noticed Her Standing There.

“This man flew in specifically to do that,” McCartney stated. “We love you,”

“I swear, I’d by no means miss being proper right here with you, proper now,” Grohl replied.

Not content material with one shock, McCartney then introduced out Bruce Springsteen to play Glory Days and I Wanna Be Your Man.

The New Jersey rocker additionally acknowledged McCartney’s eightieth birthday, which passed off final week, wishing him “one other superb 80 years”.

Earlier, followers had damaged right into a spontaneous rendition of Joyful Birthday for the previous Beatle, after he paused to say hiya firstly of his set,

“For me?” he requested, quickly stopped in his tracks,

Saturday’s headline efficiency was one of many most-anticipated Glastonbury units in years, with diehard followers staking out a front-row place greater than 12 hours earlier than the star was attributable to play.

By the point he took to the stage at 21:30, the gang stretched so far as the attention might see, creating what could possibly be the competition’s greatest viewers since Dolly Parton in 2014.

They have been rewarded with a marathon 2 hour 50 minute set that spanned his six-decade profession. He opened with The Beatles’ basic Cannot Purchase Me Love (itself 58 years outdated) and continued with the Wings’ hit Junior’s Farm – a cheeky nod to the Eavis household, who host Glastonbury on their Somerset farm annually.

McCartney and Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen was McCartney’s second particular visitor of the night time

“Oh, man it is so good to be right here. We have been imagined to be doing this three years in the past,” stated McCartney, referring to his Covid-cancelled efficiency in 2020.

“However right here we’re. We have some outdated songs for you, we have got some new track and we have got some in-betweeners… and I bought a sense we will have a good time.”

The setlist featured a few of rock’s most seminal songs, together with Love Me Do and Girl Madonna; Wings classics like Band On The Run; and newer solo materials just like the rambunctious Come On To Me.

McCartney devoted the Sinatra-style ballad My Valentine to his spouse Nancy Shevell, and performed One thing on a ukulele given to him by its songwriter, George Harrison.

Later, he duetted with the late John Lennon, whose vocals for I’ve Bought A Feeling had been remoted from The Beatles rooftop live performance in 1969.

“That’s so particular for me,” stated McCartney. “I do know it is digital, however there I’m singing with John once more. We’re again collectively.”

Paul McCartney

McCartney did not end enjoying till 20 previous midnight

In whole, he performed 36 songs, their deep-grained familiarity leading to some awe-inspiring moments of viewers participation: “See how they run”, or “you bought to present the opposite fella hell” and, after all, “na na na na na na naaaaa…, Hey Jude” – a chorus that rang across the discipline for a full 4 minutes and 40 seconds.

Different decisions felt extra private, like In Spite Of All The Hazard by the Quarrymen, his pre-Beatles band with Lennon and Harrison alongside John Lowe and Colin Hanton

The star acknowledged that a number of the lesser-known tracks would throw informal followers.

“We all know the songs you want,” he stated, “‘trigger after we play a Beatles track the place lights up with telephones just like the galaxy. And after we play one thing new, its like a black gap. However we do not care. We’ll play them anyway.”

Nonetheless, the final half hour prompted sufficient telephone lights to be seen from area: Get Again, I Noticed Her Standing There, Band On The Run, Hey Jude, Helter Skelter and Dwell And Let Die (punctuated by an insane quantity of fireworks).

Grohl and Springsteen joined him once more for the ultimate track, an prolonged guitar jam to The Finish, the penultimate monitor on Abbey Street, earlier than McCartney left to rapturous applause.

For anybody else, it could have been a career-defining present – however if you’re accountable for shaping all the sound, fashion and trajectory of rock music, the bar is about a little bit increased.

It is most likely nonetheless in his high 10, although.

Paul McCartney at Glastonbury

Pageant-goers sang Joyful Birthday to the newly 80-year-old McCartney

Saturday’s Glastonbury line-up additionally included performances from Noel Gallagher, Ghetts, Yungblud and US rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

Pop star Olivia Rodrigo drew an immense crowd to her early night set at The Different Stage, with the viewers apparently comprising each teenager on the competition.

“I’ve by no means seen so many individuals in my life,” she exclaimed. “I am so nervous.”

However that did not final lengthy.

Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo introduced pop punk energy chords – and a canopy of Avril Lavigne’s Difficult – to the competition

The viewers sang alongside so forcefully to her signature hit Drivers License that Rodrigo stopped singing and performed their efficiency from behind her lovely mirrorball child grand piano.

Her all-female band added some stadium-sized heft to the ballad, with out shedding sight of its core emotion – creating one of many weekend’s greatest highlights to this point.

Additionally spectacular have been LA sister act Haim, who prowled the Pyramid Stage like three musical Cleopatras, enjoying the guts out of songs like Now I am In It, The Steps and Gasoline.


Haim gave among the best all-out rock performances of the day

Throughout their set, bassist and singer Este Haim recalled the band’s Glastonbury debut 10 years in the past, when she had handed out on stage attributable to sort 1 diabetes.

There was no such concern this time because the band – watched by Stella McCartney, Jude Apatow, Melanie C and Kate Hudson – powered by means of their percussive, riff-laden singles.

Este defined why after they got here off stage,

“My sisters made positive I ate this morning,” she instructed BBC Information.

“I ordered her breakfast,” added her youthful sibling Danielle.

“Do not you like sisters?” Este chipped in, “The fun and the trials and the tribulations.”

On The Different Stage, former Glastonbury headliners Skunk Anansie gave one of many day’s loudest and most raucous performances.

Frontwoman Pores and skin sported a powerful, inflatable punk hairdo, which stayed intact even after she jumped into the viewers.

Skunk Anansie

Skunk Anansie

Much less lucky have been alt-pop band Simple Life, whose frontman Murray Matravers was dropped onto his head after trying to crowdsurf on the Pyramid Stage.

“I used to be stunned, they dropped me fairly laborious” he instructed the BBC afterwards. “However relaxation assured, it is not my first time.

“It was effective. I favor it extra when it is like that as a result of it provides to the drama and the chaos.”

Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion headlined The Different Stage

Megan Thee Stallion promised and delivered “a good-ass time” on The Different Stage, the place she was programmed towards McCartney’s set.

Flanked by dancers, she writhed and twerked and labored the gang right into a frenzy with the pulsing bass of hits like WAP and Physique.

Like many US performers this weekend, she additionally introduced up the US Supreme Court docket resolution to overturn the constitutional proper to abortion.

“You understand I would not be me if I did not say one thing about these silly ass males,” the rapper declared.

“Texas actually embarrassing me proper now, y’all. The new women and scorching boys don’t help this shit. My physique, my [expletive] alternative!”

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Different highlights of the second day included rock upstart Yungblud becoming a member of Squeeze songwriter Chris Difford on the acoustic stage for a shock rendition of Up The Junction.

“That is positively one among my Desert Island Discs,” stated the singer, who performs his personal set on the John Peel stage later.

Elsewhere, rapper AJ Tracey made an impassioned speech concerning the Grenfell Tower catastrophe; and local weather activist Greta Thunberg, addressed festivalgoers on the necessity for motion to forestall local weather disaster.

The competition wraps up on Sunday with units from Pet Store Boys, Lorde, Charli XCX, Elbow and headliner Kendrick Lamar.

Paul McCartney setlist

  1. Cannot Purchase Me Love

  2. Junior’s Farm

  3. Letting Go

  4. Bought To Get You Into My Life

  5. Come On To Me

  6. Let Me Roll It

  7. Getting Higher

  8. Let ‘Em In

  9. My Valentine

  10. 1985

  11. Possibly I am Amazed

  12. I’ve Simply Seen A Face

  13. In Spite Of All The Hazard

  14. Love Me Do

  15. Dance Tonight

  16. Blackbird

  17. Right here At the moment

  18. New

  19. Girl Madonna

  20. Fuh You

  21. Being For The Profit Of Mr Kite

  22. One thing

  23. Ob La Di, Ob La Da

  24. She Got here In Via T he Rest room Window

  25. Get Again

  26. I Noticed Her Standing There

  27. Band On The Run

  28. Glory Days

  29. I Wanna Be Your Man

  30. Let It Be

  31. Dwell And Let Die

  32. Hey Jude

  33. I’ve Bought A Feeling

  34. Helter Skelter

  35. Golden Slumbers

  36. The Finish

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