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Glastonbury live: Paul McCartney fans praise Beatles star’s iconic Saturday set as festival enters day five

Paul McCartney performs at Glastonbury 2022

Saturday at Glastonbury saw some of the best sets of the weekend so far.

From Joy Crookes making her Worthy Farm debut to returning champions Haim in a glorious, sun-drenched Pyramid Stage performance, there was a particularly special atmosphere ahead of Sir Paul McCartney’s highly anticipated headline slot.

Other excellent shows came from Glass Animals, Metronomy, Celeste and Gen-Z pop star Olivia Rodrigo, who stormed the Other Stage with a surprise guest appearance from Lily Allen. Performing Allen’s 2012 hit “F*** You”, the duo called out the Supreme Court for their overturning of Roe vs Wade in the US.

Taking to the Pyramid Stage right before Macca, Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds played a string of crowd-pleasing Oasis hits, prompting critic Mark Beaumont to wonder if the gloves are fully off in his sibling rivalry with younger brother – and former bandmate – Liam.

Then it was time for the man himself, Sir Paul McCartney, who brought out his superb band and half a century’s worth of classic songs, not to mention tremendous surprise guests in the form of Bruce Springsteen and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. What a night!

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Quite a heartwarming picture, this:

Louis Chilton26 June 2022 10:20


Here’s our look at today’s weather in Worthy Farm.

Louis Chilton26 June 2022 10:00


Social media’s absolutely full of praise for the McCartney set last night.

At 80 years old, the man still knows how to deliver.

Louis Chilton26 June 2022 09:40


Something to chew on after last night…

The Beatles albums ranked in order of greatness:

Louis Chilton26 June 2022 09:20


The former Beatle made the gesture in a display of solidarity with the country amid its ongoing war with Russia.

While McCartney held the Ukraine flag, he was also flanked by bandmates holding the Union Flag and an LGBT+ pride flag.

Louis Chilton26 June 2022 09:00


Looks a lot emptier than last night…

Louis Chilton26 June 2022 08:45


What a moment from last night’s show…

Towards the end of his marathon Pyramid Stage concert, the former Beatle performed “I’ve Got a Feeling”, with additional vocals from his late bandmate.

“I know it’s virtual,” he told the crowd, “but there I am singing with John again, we’re back together”.

Louis Chilton26 June 2022 08:20


Fans question BBC censorship of Olivia Rodrigo-Lily Allen Roe v Wade protest

Glastonbury fans have criticised the BBC for leaving a protest song by Olivia Rodrigo and Lily Allen about the overturning of Roe v Wade in the US out of its highlights coverage.

Twitter users early Sunday morning (26 June) pointed out the BBC’s (which is broadcasting the festival live) decision not to include the song in its highlights coverage – with some expressing newfound respect for Rodrigo and Allen, while others questioning the BBC’s decision to edit out the “era-defining” moment.

Maanya Sachdeva26 June 2022 08:00


Day four highlights – From Paul McCartney’s surprise guests to the Queen ‘in disguise’

Below are the highlights from day four at Glastonbury – including Sir Paul McCartney’s superstar set (with special appearances by Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen), the Queen’s doppelganger, and Olivia Rodrigo singing “F*** You” to the US Supreme Court with Lily Allen:

Maanya Sachdeva26 June 2022 07:30


Review – Kendrick Lamar’s latest ‘Mr Morale and the Big Steppers’

In May this year, hip-hop’s oracle returned in a crown of thorns for his latest prophecy: a surprising meditation on fatherhood, family and friendship.

Kendrick Lamar’s work has always been introspective, but Mr Morale and the Big Steppers – with guest spots from artists including Florence Welch, Beth Gibbons, Summer Walker and Sampha – has a delicacy and tenderness to it that is unprecedented for the father of two from Compton, California.

Read The Independent’s five-star review of Kendrick Lamar’s latest studio album – and his first in five years – ahead of his headline set at Glastonbury tonight.

Maanya Sachdeva26 June 2022 06:30


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