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Paul McCartney Makes History As Oldest-Ever Glastonbury Headliner

Jake Massey

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Paul McCartney Makes History As Oldest-Ever Glastonbury Headliner

Paul McCartney has made history, becoming the oldest-ever solo headliner at Glastonbury Festival.

The former Beatles star kicked off his headline show tonight (25 June) with a rendition of their track 'Can't Buy Me Love'. Check it out:


It's safe to say the fans went wild with the opening track, which marked the start of an epic 2hr 50min set.


Fans can expect lots of Beatles classics as he performs exactly a week after celebrating his 80th birthday – and more than a whopping 60 years of making music.

It's McCartney's second time topping the Pyramid Stage bill, having previously headlined back in 2004.

Sir Paul prepared for the history-making performance by playing a surprise show yesterday (Friday 24 June) at an intimate venue in Frome, Somerset.

The music legend played at the Cheese and Grain to a crowd of adoring fans and famous faces, including the late George Harrison's wife Olivia, pop star Olivia Rodrigo, comedian Judd Apatow and his wife, actor Leslie Mann, as well as Brian Johnson from AC/DC.


After delivering his 1970s track 'Maybe I'm Amazed', he said: "This takes me back to the early days, hot and sweaty!"

As he left the stage he thanked the crowd, saying: "Thank you Frome-anians, we had a good time in here tonight. This was a good idea."

Meanwhile, Billie Eilish was making history as the youngest ever solo artist to headline Glasto.


The Grammy-winning singer, 20, delivered a captivating set, in which she treated the crowd of adoring fans to a selection of hit songs from her two number-one albums, including 'Bury A Friend', 'When The Party's Over', 'NDA' and 'My Strange Addiction'.

Near the end of her set, she admitted she felt 'so undeserving' of the opportunity as she thanked the festival and the fans for having her.

She added: "I am so honoured to be here among all of you and all the incredible artists and the history of this festival."


The performance was the US pop star's second appearance at Glastonbury, after making her debut in 2019 when she performed on the Other Stage.

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock/@Diario_Beatles/Twitter

Topics: Music, Glastonbury

Jake Massey
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