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Glastonbury 2022: Paul McCartney hosts a surprise pre-festival show in Frome

Paul McCartney has announced a surprise performance at a small Somerset music venue the night before his headlining set in Glastonbury.

The 80-year-old former member of The Beatles’ performance was announced on Thursday (June 23), with first-come, first-served tickets selling out in less than an hour.

The Cheese and Grain venue in Frome, Somerset will host McCartney on Friday (24 June) from 5pm. The capacity of the venue is only 800 people.

Their website said: “In 24 hours Paul McCartney will be performing live, here in Frome, at the Cheese and Grain.

“What an incredible opportunity to watch Paul warm up for his headlining performance at Glastonbury this weekend.”

It added, “What a great treat… we’re told this won’t be his normal set either, so it should be an afternoon of wonderful surprises.”

McCartney will become Glastonbury Festival’s oldest solo headliner when he takes the stage this weekend, exactly a week after his 80th birthday.

The festival will return with the former Beatle headlining Saturday night after topping the Pyramid stage list for the second time following a performance in 2004.

Other headliners include pop star Billie Eilish and US rapper Kendrick Lamar, while Diana Ross takes on the traditional Legends slot. You can see the full lineup and scheduled times here.

Follow live updates from Glastonbury here.

Additional coverage from Press Association.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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