Paul McCartney Plays Club Gig Prior to Glastonbury

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Paul McCartney performing 2022 (Photo via his website)

Paul McCartney played a club gig today (June 24, 2022), one day before his much ballyhooed return to the Glastonbury Festival. The intimate concert, announced just one day in advance, took place at the Cheese and Grain in the town of Frome. The 800-person, standing-only capacity venue is a former farm produce warehouse that was converted into a concert venue in 1997.

Tickets for the performance at just £25 each [= $30.76] were available at the box office only and were limited to two per person. Not surprisingly, it sold-out within minutes.

McCartney’s website indicated that the June 24 concert wouldn’t be his normal set. It “should be an afternoon full of wonderful surprises.” See the setlist below.

Many without tickets waited outside the venue just to get a glimpse of the legend who turned 80 years old on June 18.

Fans weren’t allowed to film or photograph the concert. Phones were required to be placed inside a secure bag provided by the event staff. The Cheese and Grain performance was filmed for future use by McCartney’s production company.

Among the boldfaced names said to be in attendance were Olivia Harrison, Brian Johnson, and pop star Olivia Rodrigo.

Paul McCartney, Cheese & Grain, Frome, U.K., June 24, 2022 Setlist (Not verified)

I Wanna Be Your Man
Junior’s Farm
Letting Go
Got To Get You Into My Life
Come On To Me
Let Me Roll It
Getting Better
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
Maybe I’m Amazed
I’ve Just Seen a Face
From Me To You
Fuh You
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
You Never Give Me Your Money
She Came In Through the Bathroom Window
Get Back
Lady Madonna
Band On the Run
Let It Be
Hey Jude

Helter Skelter
Golden Slumbers
Carry That Weight
The End

His headlining performance at Glastonbury took place on Saturday, June 25. The set, scheduled to run from 9:30 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. local time on the Pyramid Stage, was broadcast on BBC One beginning at 10:30 p.m. It was available for streaming here, but only in the U.K.

On Aug. 12, McCartney released a clip from the day.

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  1. BeatleStone
    #1 BeatleStone 25 June, 2022, 15:11

    One of the greatest singers, songwriters, musicians & performers of all time. Have been a fan forever & keep on rockin.

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