Macca: Glastonbury is back on
According to ITV’s “Good morning, Britain” breakfast show, Paul McCartney will be honouring his cancelled festival gig at Glastonbury, when the festival is back on track this June. A few days after turning 80, he will finally perform on the Pyramid Stage on June 25, as the oldest artist ever to have played at this festival. Paul will play on the Saturday night, following sets from Noel Gallagher and Haim, with Billie Eilish doing so on the Friday and Kendrick Lamar closing the festival on the Sunday. Tickets for the 2022 Festival are sold out, with deposits paid for the 2020 Festival having rolled over for a second year, following the cancellation of the 2021 Festival.
The engagement has yet to be announced on the official website of the festival as well as on McCartney’s own website.
When Paul played Glastonbury the first time, back in 2004, he warmed up by playing a few gigs in Europe. His plan was to do the same in 2020 and had concerts booked in Lilles, Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux in France, Nijmegen in the Netherlands, Hannover in Germany, Naples and Lucca in Italy, and Barcelona in Spain in May and June 2020. All those gigs were cancelled due to Covid-19. Perhaps he is also planning to honour these engagements this summer?