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In pictures: Sir Paul McCartney steps back for Glastonbury headliner

Sir Paul McCartney kicked off his headliner at Glastonbury with a rendition of Beatles hit Can’t Buy Me Love.

The Pipe Of Peace singer told the Glastonbury crowd it was ‘good to be here’ after playing the opening songs of his slot machine.

Sir Paul on stage as the crowd looks on (Yui Mok/PA)

Sir Paul, 80, is the oldest track in the festival’s 50-year history, which began just as members of The Beatles were embarking on solo careers after their breakup.

The ex-Beatle had warmed up with a concert in the nearby town of Frome on Friday with surprises seemingly in store as members of the public were asked to turn off their phones to avoid secrets being leaked ahead of his arrival at Glastonbury .

Festival crowds enjoyed an entertaining Saturday, with the likes of Noel Gallagher and Yungblud rocking the various stages.

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High Flying Birds by Noel Gallagher performing at the Glastonbury Festival (Ben Birchall/PA)

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Olivia Rodrigo performing on the Other Stage at Glastonbury (Ben Birchall/PA)

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Yungblud performing on the John Peel Stage (Ben Birchall/PA)

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Billy Nomates performing on the left field stage (Ben Birchall/PA)

Earlier, a young couple said Love Me Do as former Beatle Sir Paul prepared to take to the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night.

Lara and Elliot Dayeh-Bunce had wanted to get married in Glastonbury but had to settle for renewing their recently taken vows for legal reasons as Worthy Farm is not licensed for weddings.

Six weeks into the wedding, they renewed their solemn declaration at Glastonbury church tent after a night of rejoicing that saw them return to their own canvas home at 4.30am.

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Festival-goers in front of their temporary home (Yui Mok/PA)

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Vows are renewed (Yui Mok/PA)

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The happy couple emerge (Yui Mok/PA)

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Festival goers at Worthy Farm (Ben Birchall/PA)

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaking at the pyramid stage (Yui Mok/PA)

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Festival-goers listen to Greta Thunberg (Yui Mok/PA)

Ukraine was also well represented at the festival, months after being invaded by neighboring Russia.

Crowds watch Ukrainian band Go_A perform on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset (Ben Birchall/PA)
Crowds watch Ukrainian band Go_A perform on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury (Ben Birchall/PA)

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Ukraine’s Eurovision winners Kalush Orchestra perform their first UK concert at Shangri-La’s Truth Stage, during the Glastonbury Festival (Yui Mok/PA)