Paul McCartney’s 2010 Isle Of Wight Performance Is Streaming In Full This Weekend

Words by Riley Fitzgerald
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Paul McCartney‘s 2010 Isle of Wight Festival appearance had a special significance for the Beatle.

When McCartney was 16-years old, he and a young John Lennon would hitchhike to the southern English island to vacation at a pub owned by relatives.

The experience left a strong impression on the Liverpudlian, who would later sing about it in 1965 Beatles single ‘Day Tripper’.

In the summer of 1969, he again visited the isle with soon-to-be-disbanded Beatles to witness Bob Dylan in action.

In 2010 he returned to perform at The Isle of Wight Festival.

Paul McCartney may be modern music’s cheesy grandad,” The Guardian wrote of the performance, “but he has the mightiest canon in a century or so at his disposal and he did not scrimp. Twenty-five songs, including ‘Paperback Writer’, a ukelele take on ‘Something’ and a jaw-dropping run of ‘Hey Jude’, ‘Daytripper’, ‘Get Back’, ‘Yesterday’ and ‘Helter Skelter’ put the career-wringing likes of ‘Ocean Colour Scene’ and the ‘Alarm’ firmly in their place.”

This weekend, the Isle of Wight Festival is streaming McCartney’s performance as part of a virtual concert series.

The event is taking place in lieu of the annual festival, which was forced to cancel due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK.

This decision has not been taken lightly and we have tried our hardest to make it work,” the event’s organizers shared in March, “but it was unavoidable given the current status. The whole team was excited to welcome everyone to the island for another fantastic festival and we extend our sincere apologies to everyone who was looking forward to it as much as we were.”

Fans can stream McCartney’s performance Saturday 11.30 pm  UK time via Sky Arts.

A full list of performances and well as Paul McCartney’s 2010 setlist below.

Friday, 12 June:
Rudimental (2014)
Groove Armada (2004)
Pharrell (2015)
Kaiser Chiefs (2017)
George Ezra (2019)
Liam Gallagher (2018)
Kasabian (2018)
Snow Patrol (2007)
Faithless (2005)
Fatboy Slim (2019)
Saturday, 13 June:
Amy Winehouse (2007)
James (2019)
Coldplay (2006)
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (2019)
Foo Fighters (2006)
Jay-Z (2010)
Queen & Adam Lambert (2016)
Fleetwood Mac (2015)
R.E.M. (2005)
Stereophonics (2016)
Paul McCartney (2010)
Sunday, 14 June:
Iggy Pop (2016)
Simple Minds (2009)
Manic Street Preachers (2018)
Nile Rodgers & Chic (2018)
Kings of Leon (2014)
David Bowie (2004)
Rod Stewart (2017)
The Specials (2014)
Blondie (2010)
Biffy Clyro (2019)
Paul McCartney’s 2010 Isle of Wight Setlist
  1. Venus and Mars
  2. Rock Show
  3. Jet
  4. All My Loving
  5. Letting Go
  6. Let Me Roll It
  7. The Long and Winding Road
  8. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
  9. I’m Looking Through You
  10. Blackbird
  11. Here Today
  12. Dance Tonight
  13. Vandebilt
  14. Eleanor Rigby
  15. Something
  16. Sing the Changes
  17. Band on the Run
  18. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  19. Back in the U.S.S.R.
  20. Paperback Writer
  21. Let It Be
  22. Live and Let Die
  23. Hey Jude
  24. Encore:
  25. Day Tripper
  26. Get Back
  27. Yesterday
  28. Helter Skelter
  29. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
  30. The End

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