Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney is set to play an intimate gig to just 800 people ahead of his massive headliner at Glastonbury 2022 (Picture: Getty)
Glastonbury 2022 is in full swing after a two-year absence thanks to the pandemic, and it’s fair to say it’s bigger and better than ever.
Ahead of his headlining slot at the iconic festival, on Friday Sir Paul will head to the small town of Frome, Somerset, for an intimate gig in an 800-capacity venue.
Tickets for the once-in-a-lifetime gig were made available on a first-come, first-served basis, with fans invited to queue up at the tiny Cheese and Grain venue to purchase a ticket for just £25.
Unsurprisingly, within an hour of throwing open the doors at 5pm on Thursday, every single ticket to see the Beatles legend had sold out.
Over 200,000 people will be at Glastonbury Festival, but less than a thousand will be lucky enough to see Sir Paul in Frome (Picture: SWNS)
The set promises to be ‘an afternoon full of wonderful surprises’, with the announcement on the venue’s website boasting: ‘In 24 hours time from now, Paul McCartney will be performing live, here in Frome, at the Cheese and
‘What an incredible opportunity to watch Paul warm up for his Glastonbury headlining performance this weekend,’ it went on.
‘What an amazing treat … we are told this won’t be his normal set either so should be an afternoon full of wonderful surprises.’
There’s plenty in store for fans of the singer, who is rumoured to be planning a virtual duet with late bandmate John Lennon (Picture: Getty)
Over the years, the tiny venue has paid host to huge acts, including Foo Fighters, Fatboy Slim and Robert Plant.
Sir Paul, 80, is set to make history as the oldest solo headliner of Glastonbury when he closes the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm on Saturday night.
Bad Guy hitmaker Billie Eilish, meanwhile, will break records to become the youngest solo act to headline at 20 years old.
Both Sir Paul and Billie Eilish will make history at Glastonbury as they become the oldest and youngest solo acts to headline the festival (Picture: Getty)
Let it Be hitmaker Sir Paul last played the world-famous music festival in 2004, performing to a crowd of over 100,000 people.
He had been due to perform in 2020 for Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary, before the event was called off due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Now, two years later, there’s plenty to look forward to, with rumours the star is planning a virtual duet with late bandmate John Lennon.
On his recent Got Back tour of the US, Sir Paul performed a rendition of the Beatles classic I’ve Got A Feeling with the late musician, who died in 1980, via a documentary scene beaming on-screen behind him.