Paul McCartney: Glastonbury 202 setlist and special guests


Paul McCartney was joined by Dave Grohl, Bruce Springsteen and, thanks to virtual reality, John Lennon for his Glastonbury set

Paul McCartney gave a historic performance at Glastonbury on June 25 and the Beatle was joined by three other music legends.


After Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds unleashed a string of Oasis classics, it was time for McCartney to take to the Pyramid stage.

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Paul McCartney played a three-hour set at Glastonbury

What happened on the Paul McCartney set in Glastonbury?


Beatlemania was back in full force as the singer kicked off his set with Can’t Buy Me Love before rolling through other classics from the back catalog including Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Love Me Do and Blackbird .

McCartney also performed many of his Wings hits and his solo tunes, but the real excitement came when he was joined on stage by Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl, as well as an old friend.


American rock star Springsteen accompanied McCartney on a rendition of his own song “Glory Days” and on The Beatles’ “I Wanna Be Your Man.”

Foo Fighters frontman Grohl joined McCartney and “The Boss” on stage for the final song of the three-hour set – The End.

Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl joined Paul on the pyramid stage

Fans of McCartney were blown away by the performance – one said: “I’m a huge Beatles fan, I’m a huge Bruce Springsteen fan, I’m a huge Foo Fighter fan. I got everything I wanted tonight.”

Another said: “I grew up listening to the Beatles so to see Paul McCartney live is amazing. It’s like a once in a lifetime experience.


How did John Lennon appear in Glastonbury?

42 years after his death in New York City, the Beatle and Imagine singer appeared in Glastonbury with his former bandmate thanks to the magic of virtual reality.


Footage of Lennon was shown on the big screens next to the stage and his remastered vocals were played as McCartney and Lennon performed I’ve Got a Feeling.

McCartney said, “I know it’s virtual, but there I am singing with John again, we’re back together.”


McCartney also thanked Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson for making the reunion with his old friend technically possible.

What was Paul McCartney’s set list at Glastonbury?


This was McCartney’s full setlist:

  • Can’t Buy Me Love (The Beatles)
  • Junior’s Farm (wing)
  • release (wing)
  • I need to bring you into my life (The Beatles)
  • Come to me
  • Let Me Roll It (Wings) (with “Foxy Lady” Outro Jam)
  • Getting Better (The Beatles)
  • Let ’em in (wings)
  • my valentine
  • Nineteen Eighty Five (Wings)
  • Maybe I’m excited
  • I Just Saw A Face (The Beatles)
  • Against All Odds (The Quarrymen)
  • Love Me (The Beatles)
  • dance tonight
  • Blackbird (The Beatles)
  • here today
  • New
  • Lady Madonna (The Beatles)
  • fuh you
  • jet (wing)
  • Be for Mr. Kite’s sake! (The Beatles)
  • Something (The Beatles)
  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (The Beatles)
  • You Never Give Me Your Money (The Beatles)
  • She Walked In Through The Bathroom Window (The Beatles)
  • Come Back (The Beatles)
  • Band on the Run (Wings)
  • Glory Days (Bruce Springsteen) (with Bruce Springsteen)
  • I Wanna Be Your Man (The Beatles) (with Bruce Springsteen)
  • Let it be (The Beatles)
  • Live and let die (Wings)
  • Hey Jew (The Beatles)
  • I’ve Got a Feeling (The Beatles) – virtual duet with John Lennon
  • Helter Skelter (The Beatles)
  • Golden Slumbers (The Beatles)
  • Carry the Weight (The Beatles)
  • The End (The Beatles) – starring Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen