Paul McCartney at Glastonbury Festival
Gig with Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen
As the oldest headliner, Paul McCartney performed at Glastonbury. Modern technology made a very special duet possible.
As the oldest headliner to date, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney (80) wrote Glastonbury history. The musician performed on Saturday evening (June 25) in front of around 200,000 spectators on the main stage of the music festival and brought several guests of honor onto the stage for his almost three-hour set.
A very special duet was made possible thanks to modern technology: Together with his deceased bandmate John Lennon (1940-1980), McCartney sang the Beatles hit “I’ve Got a Feeling” from 1970. “That’s very special for me ‘ McCartney said afterwards. “I know it’s virtual. Here I am singing with John again, we’re reunited.”
Paul McCartney shows support for Johnny Depp
Then the British musician performed hits like the Beatles song “I Saw Her Standing There” together with Dave Grohl (53). The Foo Fighters frontman was back on stage for the first time since the death of his bandmate Taylor Hawkins (1972-2022) in late March. Then the 80-year-old welcomed another guest of honor: rock legend Bruce Springsteen (72). Together they performed the songs “Glory Days” and “I Wanna Be Your Man”.
For the grand finale of the set, the three musicians came together again on stage.
But that’s not all, McCartney provided another memorable moment: during the performance of his song “My Valentine”, the music video in which Johnny Depp (59) can be seen was shown in the background. McCartney had already shown the clip on stage during his US tour, which was interpreted by many as a sign of support for the Hollywood star in the course of his defamation trial against Amber Heard (36). In Glastonbury, too, he received great applause from the crowd for the action.