What did Paul McCartney play at Glastonbury in 2004

27 June 2020, 19:00 | Updated: 27 June 2020, 19:01

Paul McCartney onstage at Glastonbury festival, 26 June 2004
Paul McCartney onstage at Glastonbury festival, 26 June 2004. Picture: Mick Hutson/Redferns/Getty Images

The Beatle was to have headlind Glastonbury on Saturday night in 2020. Let's take a look at the setlist from his acclaimed 1994 set.

Sir Paul McCartney was to have headlined Glastonbury's 50th anniversary this year. However, the COVID-19 pandemic caused Glastonbury - and pretty much every other music and sporting event - to have been cancelled, vowing to return in 2021.

Speculation that the Beatles legend would headline the festival was rife ever since Michael Eavis let slip that McCartney was in his sights for the slot, warning a BBC reporter “You won’t make a big thing of it, will you?”

Paul McCartney at Glastonbury 2004
Paul McCartney at Glastonbury 2004. Picture: Mick Hutson/Redferns/Getty Images

Paul McCartney at Glastonbury during its 50th year would a big deal, however. With The Beatles back in the charts in late 109 thanks to a reissue of their classic album Abbey Road, 2020 sees five full decades since the Fab Four split - sending McCartney on a stellar solo career.

We can only imagine the number of hts that Macca would have banged out at this year's festival. Would he have been joined by Rihanna and Kanye West for their collaboration FourFiveSeconds? Would Ringo Starr have turned up for one last Beatles reunion? The drummer performed with his old Beatle bandmate at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in July 2019 to perform Sgt Pepper and Helter Skelter

We can only guess. But McCartney has previous form - he headlined Glastonbury 16 years ago. 2004’s festival saw the Beatle play the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night, while Oasis took on Friday and Muse closed the show on Sunday.

It was a massive show - McCartney played the "Glastonburgers" (as he called them) a mammoth 33 songs, including two encores. He kicked off with the Wings classic (and Alan Partridge favourite) Jet and went straight into the Revolver track Got To Get You Into My Life. Nice.

Along the way there were more solo and Wings hits including Band On The Run and James Bond theme Live And Let Die, during which the Pyramid Stage was graced with fireworks that managed to distract fans of Basement Jaxx, who were enjoying the band on the Other Stage.

Paul McCartney’s Glastonbury setlist was chock full of Beatles classics - Eleanor Rigby, Hey Jude, Let It Be, Get Back, Helter Skelter, We Can Work It Out, Penny Lane and tons more.

Macca even paid tribute to his bandmates with the song he wrote in tribute to John Lennon, Here Today, George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass and the Ringo Starr showstopper Yellow Submarine.

Here’s what Paul McCartney played at Glastonbury 2004.

Paul McCartney Glastonbury Pyramid Stage 26 June 2004 setlist:

Jet (by Paul McCartney and Wings)
Got To Get You Into My Life (by The Beatles)
Flaming Pie
All My Loving (by The Beatles)
Let Me Roll It (by Paul McCartney and Wings)
She's A Woman (by The Beatles)
Maybe I'm Amazed
The Long And Winding Road (by The Beatles)
In Spite Of All The Danger (by the pre-Beatles band The Quarry Men)
Blackbird (by The Beatles)
We Can Work It Out (by The Beatles)
Here Today
All Things Must Pass (by George Harrison)
Yellow Submarine (by The Beatles)
I'll Follow The Sun (by The Beatles)
Calico Skies
Eleanor Rigby (by The Beatles)
Drive My Car (by The Beatles)
Penny Lane (by The Beatles)
Get Back (by The Beatles)
Band On The Run (by Paul McCartney and Wings)
Back in the USSR (by The Beatles)
Live And Let Die (by Paul McCartney and Wings)
I've Got A Feeling (by The Beatles)
Lady Madonna (by The Beatles)
Hey Jude (by The Beatles)

Encore 1

Yesterday (by The Beatles)
Follow Me
Let It Be (by The Beatles)
I Saw Her Standing There (by The Beatles)

Encore 2

Helter Skelter (by The Beatles)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (by The Beatles)
The End (by The Beatles)