Paul McCartney is to virtually reunite with John Lennon at Glastonbury

Sir Paul McCartney is set to virtually reunite with the late John Lennon for a live duet as he headlines at Glastonbury next week

Sir Paul McCartney is set to virtually reunite with John Lennon at Glastonbury next week.

The 79-year-old music legend is to take to the stage at the annual musical festival at Worthy Farm and will be joined by his late Beatles bandmate. 

Paul is reportedly preparing to ‘virtual duet’ with John, who was shot and killed in 1980, as part of a tribute.

Wow: Sir Paul McCartney is set to virtually reunite with John Lennon at Glastonbury next week

A source close to Paul said: ‘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.

‘John’s vocal has been isolated in the footage and it is stunning.’

Amazing: The 79-year-old music legend is to take to the stage at the annual musical festival at Worthy Farm and will be joined by his late Beatles bandmate (Paul McCartney and John Lennon)

The source went on to explain that the Hey Jude hitmaker has been duetting with John on recent tour dates in the US and may also be tempted to perform a John Lennon classic as he brings a Ukrainian flag onto the stage at Glastonbury in support of the war-torn country.

The insider told the Daily Mail: ‘He has been doing that on recent dates in America and it is likely that he will bring that to Glastonbury.

‘Paul may well be moved to add Give Peace A Chance to his set list, and that he will run onto the stage for his encore carrying the Ukrainian flag.’

Incredible: Paul is reportedly preparing to ‘virtual duet’ with John, who was shot and killed in 1980, as part of a tribute

Exciting: A source close to Paul said: ‘He is tinkering around with the setlist but it looks like he will do a virtual duet with John Lennon’

Paul will take to the Pyramid stage as part of the final day of the festival on Sunday next week and will join pop star Bille Eilish in the lineup, as well as Motown songstress Diana Ross who is set to fill the Legends slot.

Recently Bon Jovi sang happy birthday to his close friend Paul during his New Jersey concert at the MetLife Stadium in front of 50,000 fans on Thursday night. 

The Always hitmaker, 60, surprised the Beatles star up on stage with the kind gesture ahead of him turning 80 on Saturday and gave him balloons.

Moments before the the rock legend was about to perform his apt Beatles classic Birthday, Paul asked the crowd if anyone had a birthday coming up before Bon Jovi interrupted him, quipping ‘I know it’s somebody’s birthday.’

Fun: Bon Jovi sang happy birthday to his close friend Sir Paul McCartney during his New Jersey concert at the MetLife Stadium in front of 50,000 fans on Thursday night

Sweet: The Always hitmaker, 60, surprised the Beatles star up on stage with the kind gesture ahead of him turning 80 on Saturday and gave him balloons

‘Who’s that?’ McCartney then replied, before turning around to see the star approaching.

Bon Jovi continued: ‘Welcome to New Jersey, I have 50,000 people who want to sing Happy Birthday to you.’ 

The sold-out crowd then sang ‘Happy Birthday,’ with Bon Jovi on the lead vocals. 

After the song was over, Bon Jovi attempted to release the balloons to the sky but they got caught in the roof as he walked off stage. 

 Close: They hugged after the song had finished 

While Bon Jovi did not perform with McCartney Bruce Springsteen emerged a few minutes later to jam a few songs 

‘Here’s to 80 more years of glory days,’ Springsteen said at the end of their duets. 

Beatles legend Sir Paul will provide the highlight of the Glastonbury festival next weekend and has been finalising a stunning set which includes an emotional tribute to his late bandmate John Lennon — and an appearance with the Ukranian flag.

Surprise! Moments before the the rock legend was about to perform his apt Beatles classic Birthday, Paul asked the crowd if anyone had a birthday coming up before Bon Jovi interrupted him, quipping ‘I know it’s somebody’s birthday’

Stars together: Paul later duetted with Bruce Springsteen

McCartney will fly into the UK next week to prepare for the show where he is headlining the Pyramid stage lineup on Saturday, June 25 – after his concert tour of America. 

A friend of the star said: ‘He is tinkering around with the set list 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. 

Show: ‘Here’s to 80 more years of glory days,’ Springsteen said at the end of their duets

Busy man! Paul has been touring the US in recent weeks (pictured at the MetLife stadium on Thursday night) 

‘John’s vocal has been isolated in the footage and it is stunning. He has been doing that on recent dates in America and it is likely that he will bring that to Glastonbury.’

More than two decades ago, when playing in Liverpool, Sir Paul did a medley as a tribute to Lennon, who was murdered in 1980 in New York. 

That included Give Peace A Chance, plus Strawberry Fields Forever and Help. 

Given current events in Ukraine, there will surely be a strong desire to pay a full tribute to Lennon, whose idealistic crusade for world peace was carried on, after his death, by widow Yoko Ono.

Special moment: The sold-out crowd then sang ‘Happy Birthday,’ with Bon Jovi on the lead vocals

Although the two men fell out poisonously during the break-up of the Beatles, they had rebuilt their friendship by the time of John’s shocking death, which left Paul grief-stricken.

The Lennon and McCartney families are on very friendly terms these days, with Julian and Sean Lennon — John’s sons by wives Cynthia and Yoko — joining Stella McCartney for a party after the premiere of the documentary series Get Back last year.

Next weekend, all of the McCartney clan will be at Glastonbury — wife Nancy, stepdaughter Heather, son James and daughters Mary, Stella and Beatrice, plus partners and the grandchildren (all eight of them) who call Paul ‘grandude’. 

Exciting! Beatles legend Sir Paul will provide the highlight of the Glastonbury festival next weekend and has been finalising a stunning set

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