Paul McCartney looks in great spirits as he arrives at £25-per-ticket intimate gig in Somerset town ahead of headlining Glastonbury on Saturday

He is set to headline the legendary Glastonbury festival's Pyramid Stage to a 200,000 strong audience on Saturday evening.

But Sir Paul McCartney is first playing an intimate warm-up show for the people of Frome at the Cheese and Grain in Somerset on Friday night.

The Beatles legend, 80, looked in great spirits as he arrived to hundreds of adoring fans who lined the streets waiting for his car to pull up. 

Arrival: Sir Paul McCartney is playing an intimate warm-up show for the people of Frome at the Cheese and Grain in Somerset on Friday night (pictured arriving with wife Nancy Shevell)

Arrival: Sir Paul McCartney is playing an intimate warm-up show for the people of Frome at the Cheese and Grain in Somerset on Friday night (pictured arriving with wife Nancy Shevell)

Paul cut a casual figure in a black jacket and light blue shirt and wore dark shades ahead of the gig as he waves to fans and beamed. 

He was joined by his wife Nancy Shevell while arriving in the car who woe a smart orange jacket. 

Paul had tickets for the once-in-a-lifetime gig made available on a first-come, first-served basis, with fans invited to queue up at the Cheese and Grain venue to purchase a ticket for just £25.

Happy! The Beatles legend, 80, looked in great spirits as he arrived to hundreds of adoring fans who lined the streets waiting for his car to pull up

Happy! The Beatles legend, 80, looked in great spirits as he arrived to hundreds of adoring fans who lined the streets waiting for his car to pull up

Fans: Paul had tickets for the once-in-a-lifetime gig made available on a first-come, first-served basis, with fans invited to queue up at the Cheese and Grain venue to purchase a ticket for just £25

Fans: Paul had tickets for the once-in-a-lifetime gig made available on a first-come, first-served basis, with fans invited to queue up at the Cheese and Grain venue to purchase a ticket for just £25

Eager: Paul had tickets for the once-in-a-lifetime gig made available on a first-come, first-served basis

Eager: Paul had tickets for the once-in-a-lifetime gig made available on a first-come, first-served basis

Within an hour of throwing open the doors at 5pm on Thursday they'd sold out with the set promising to be 'an afternoon full of wonderful surprises'. 

The 800-seat venue is a not-for-profit establishment which hosts live entertainment, markets and fayres for the local community

On the venue's website, it was announced: 'In 24 hours time from now 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 Glastonbury headlining performance this weekend.

Performance: Paul cut a casual figure in a black jacket and light blue shirt and wore dark shades ahead of the gig as he waves to fans and beamed
Getting ready: He arrived at the venue in the afternoon

Performance: Paul cut a casual figure in a black jacket and light blue shirt and wore dark shades ahead of the gig as he waves to fans and beamed

Big weekend: He is set to headline the legendary Glastonbury festival 's Pyramid Stage to a 200,000 strong audience on Saturday evening

Big weekend: He is set to headline the legendary Glastonbury festival 's Pyramid Stage to a 200,000 strong audience on Saturday evening

Before adding: 'What an amazing treat … we are told this won't be his normal set either so should be an afternoon full of wonderful surprises'.

Over the years, the tiny venue has paid host to huge acts, include Foo Fighters, Fatboy Slim and Robert Plant.

Sir Paul is set to make history as the oldest solo headliner of Glastonbury when he closes the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm on Saturday night.

Intimate: The 800-seat venue is a not-for-profit establishment which hosts live entertainment, markets and fayres for the local community

Intimate: The 800-seat venue is a not-for-profit establishment which hosts live entertainment, markets and fayres for the local community

Exciting: Within an hour of throwing open the doors at 5pm on Thursday they'd sold out with the set promising to be 'an afternoon full of wonderful surprises'

Exciting: Within an hour of throwing open the doors at 5pm on Thursday they'd sold out with the set promising to be 'an afternoon full of wonderful surprises'

Heading home: He was later seen heading home after the intimate warm-up gig

Heading home: He was later seen heading home after the intimate warm-up gig 

Crowded: Fans packed out the venue for the intimate gig ahead of Glastonbury

Crowded: Fans packed out the venue for the intimate gig ahead of Glastonbury 

The Let it Be hitmaker last played the world-famous music festival in 2004 and was due to perform in 2020 for Glastonbury's 50th anniversary, before the event was called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During his main show on Saturday the music legend  is set to virtually reunite with his late Beatles bandmate  John Lennon.

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

Local: On the venue's website, it was announced: 'In 24 hours time from now Paul McCartney will be performing live, here in Frome, at the Cheese and Grain'

Local: On the venue's website, it was announced: 'In 24 hours time from now Paul McCartney will be performing live, here in Frome, at the Cheese and Grain'

Good spirits: Paul was in jovial form as he waved to fans after the gig at the Cheese and Grain

Good spirits: Paul was in jovial form as he waved to fans after the gig at the Cheese and Grain

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.'

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.

Fame: Over the years, the tiny venue has paid host to huge acts, include Foo Fighters, Fatboy Slim and Robert Plant

Fame: Over the years, the tiny venue has paid host to huge acts, include Foo Fighters, Fatboy Slim and Robert Plant

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.'

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.

Highlight: Sir Paul is set to make history as the oldest solo headliner of Glastonbury when he closes the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm on Saturday night

Highlight: Sir Paul is set to make history as the oldest solo headliner of Glastonbury when he closes the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm on Saturday night

Icon: The Let it Be hitmaker last played the world-famous music festival in 2004 and was due to perform in 2020 for Glastonbury's 50th anniversary, before the event was called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Icon: The Let it Be hitmaker last played the world-famous music festival in 2004 and was due to perform in 2020 for Glastonbury's 50th anniversary, before the event was called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Warm up: Crowds gather outside the Cheese and Grain in Frome, Somerset, to see Paul play ahead of his headlining gig

Warm up: Crowds gather outside the Cheese and Grain in Frome, Somerset, to see Paul play ahead of his headlining gig 

Plan: During his main show on Saturday the music legend is set to virtually reunite with his late Beatles bandmate John Lennon

Plan: During his main show on Saturday the music legend is set to virtually reunite with his late Beatles bandmate John Lennon

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

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

Concert: Paul will take to the Pyramid Stage as part of the final day of the festival on Sunday

Concert: Paul will take to the Pyramid Stage as part of the final day of the festival on Sunday

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.

Paul will take to the Pyramid Stage as part of the final day of the festival on Sunday 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.

The Rolling Stones will be performing their British Summertime Gig in Hyde Park at the same time. 

Claims: 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'

Claims: 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'

Line up: The source went on to explain that the Hey Jude hitmaker has been duetting with John on recent tour dates in the US

Line up: The source went on to explain that the Hey Jude hitmaker has been duetting with John on recent tour dates in the US

Excited: Crowds gather outside the ahead of the intimate gig
Super fan: One lady had a book with her to sign

Excited: Crowds gather outside the ahead of the intimate gig

Cute: She had brought her scrapbook with her to the Paul gig in Frome

Cute: She had brought her scrapbook with her to the Paul gig in Frome 

Guests: The lucky fans queued up outside the venue

Guests: The lucky fans queued up outside the venue 

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Paul McCartney looks in great spirits as he arrives at £25-per-ticket intimate gig

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