Glastonbury: Paul McCartney brings out Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl in epic surprise

Paul McCartney brought out Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen as surprise guests during his headline Glastonbury set.

The Beatles legend took to the Pyramid Stage at 9.30pm for his two-hour performance, during which both Grohl and Springsteen joined him on stage.

He and Grohl first performed The Beatles 1963 song “I Saw Her Standing There”, with the Foo Fighters frontman singing and playing guitar alongside McCartney. The pair then sang “Band on the Run”.

Grohl told the crowd that he had a nightmare getting to Worthy Farm because of the recent flight cancellations.

Following Grohl’s surprise appearance, Springsteen arrived to perform his 1985 hit “Glory Days”. Grohl and McCartney left the stage.

To the delight of the crowd, Springsteen and McCartney then joined forces for a duet of 1963’s “I Wanna Be Your Man”.

The “Born to Run” singer exited the stage, leaving McCartney to perform “Let It Be”.

Earlier in the musician’s set, he played a clip of his long-time collaborator Johnny Depp on the jumbo screen.


During his performance of the 2012 track “My Valentine”, he played snippets from the song’s original music video, which also features Natalie Portman.

McCartney closed his set with The Beatles hit track “Hey Jude”.

Viewers at home were left confused when McCartney’s headline set did not broadcast on BBC in real time.

Fans complained that the network were broadcasting the performance an hour after it had begun.

You can find a round-up of highlights from day four at Glastonbury, including Greta Thunberg’s surpirse apperance and Olivia Rodrigo’s blistering duet with Lily Allen directed at the Supreme Court over the recent Roe v Wade ruling, here.

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