Sir Paul McCartney is reportedly set to reunite with former Beatles bandmate John Lennon at Glastonbury for a ‘virtual duet’ (Picture: Getty Images)
Sir Paul McCartney is set to virtually reunite with John Lennon at Glastonbury Festival for a unique duet.
The former Beatles bandmates will hit the stage together at Worthy Farm next week for the annual music festival for a ‘virtual duet’ – over 40 years after Lennon’s death.
Sir Paul, 79, will be joined by a likeness of Lennon, who was shot and killed in New York in 1980 at the age of 40.
A source close to Sir Paul claimed the musician is gearing up to stage a ‘virtual duet’ with him as part of a tribute to his late friend.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, the source explained: ‘He is tinkering around with the setlist but it looks like he will do a virtual duet with John Lennon.
‘There is some footage of Lennon singing ‘I’ve Got a Feeling’, from ‘Let It Be’, which Paul puts up on the big screen, and then he turns around and sings to him.’
The pair shot to stardom together in the 1960s (Picture: Bettmann Archive)
Lennon was murdered at the age of 40 while living in New York (Picture: Getty Images)
The source added that Lennon’s vocals have been ‘isolated’ in the footage and claimed the result is ‘stunning’.
They went on to say that Sir Paul has done similar types of duets with Lennon throughout his recent US tour dates, and is reportedly considering singing Lennon classic Give Peace A Chance during his Glastonbury performance.
Sir Paul is also reportedly planning on bringing a Ukrainian flag onto the stage in support of the war-torn country amid the continued Russian invasion.
Hey Jude hitmaker Sir Paul is set to play the iconic Pyramid stage on the penultimate day of the five-day festival on Saturday, June 25.
Sir Paul is also set to bring a Ukraine flag on stage and sing Lennon classic Give Peace A Chance (Picture: Getty Images)
He will follow Billie Eilish, headlining the night before, with the iconic Diana Ross filling the Legends slot on Sunday, the final night of the festival.
Sir Paul had been due to perform at Glastobury 2020, which was called off due to the emerging Covid-19 pandemic.
The musician will be 80 when he takes to the stage, making him the oldest headliner ever at the festival.
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As well as massive headliners, Glastonbury 2022 will see plenty of fun and nostalgia from other acts, with both Sugababes and McFly among the throwback noughties performances to have been confirmed.
The bill for the Somerset-based festival also includes the likes of Olivia Rodrigo, Lorde, Megan The Stallion, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Wolf Alice, Years and Years, Charli XCX, Crowded House, Celeste, Arlo Parks, Doja Cat, and Haim.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to reps for Sir Paul for comment.
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