The ex-Beatle had warmed up with a gig in nearby Frome on Friday.
25 June 2022
Sir Paul McCartney has kicked off his Glastonbury headline slot with a rendition of The Beatles hit Can’t Buy Me Love.
The Pipe Of Peace singer told the Glastonbury crowd that it was “good to be here” after playing the opening songs of his headline slot.
Sir Paul, at 80, is the oldest headline act in the 50 years of the festival, which started just as the constituent parts of The Beatles were beginning solo careers following their break-up.
The ex-Beatle had warmed up with a gig in nearby Frome on Friday with surprises apparently in store as audience members were asked to deactivate their phones to prevent any secrets leaking out before he arrived at Glastonbury.
Crowds at the festival have enjoyed an entertaining Saturday, with the likes of Noel Gallagher and Yungblud rocking the various stages.
Earlier, a young couple said Love Me Do as former Beatle Sir Paul prepared to take to the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night.
Lara and Elliot Dayeh-Bunce had wanted to get married at Glastonbury but had to settle for renewing their recently-taken vows for legal reasons as Worthy Farm is not licensed for weddings.
Six weeks into wedlock, they renewed their solemn declaration at the Church at Glastonbury tent after a night’s revelry which saw them return to their own canvas home at 4.30am.
Ukraine was also well represented at the festival, months after it was invaded by neighbour Russia.