American rapper Kendrick Lamar will close the curtain on the Glastonbury music festival in the United Kingdom on Sunday after Paul McCartney performed the Beatles classics on Saturday with Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl.
McCartney, who turned 80 last week, became the main stage headliner. He was joined by Springsteen for "I Wanna Be Your Man" and ex-Nirvana member Grohl for "I Saw Her Standing There."
Classics performed by the Beatles member included 'Can't Buy Me Love', 'Love Me Do', 'Blackbird', 'Helter Skelter', 'Let It Be' and 'Hey Jude'.
Nearly 100,000 people attended the festival and congratulated the singer with a birthday song.
It was "one of Glastonbury's most exciting, uplifting performances...," the Sunday Telegraph newspaper wrote of McCartney's performance.
On Friday, the president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, participated in the festival by video call and urged the attendees to unite to stop the conflict with Russia.
The coronavirus pandemic forced organizers to cancel the last two editions of the festival, created in 1970, a day after the death of American singer and guitarist Jimi Hendrix.
In 2021, it was replaced by a huge concert without an audience broadcast live on the internet, featuring British rockers Wolf Alice, pop rock trio Haim and festival veterans Coldplay.
Tickets were sold out this year. Most of them were assigned to those who had canceled tickets for previous editions.
The bill included the likes of Billie Elish, Diana Ross, Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde and electro-pop duo Pet Shop Boys.