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The Isle of Wight Festival 2010 was the 9th revived Isle of Wight Festival to be held at Seaclose Park in Newport on the Isle of Wight. Paul McCartney and P!nk were the headliners of the 3rd day of concerts. No soundcheck was performed.
From Whom The Bell Tells, July 14, 2010:
[…] We moved on to Maccas second ever UK festival appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival. Paul did the business once more, uniting both young and old in the cross-generational audience within minutes of taking the stage and ending the festival in serious style. Even as the tour bus pulled away afterwards, we could hear strains of Hey Jude being sung around the site, which really took our breath away. Festival director John Giddings summed it up by describing it as a stunning performance of one of the greatest song catalogues of all time, a breathtaking display of showmanship, accompanied by incredible visuals and pristine sound. Sir Paul McCartney created a lifetime memory for the Isle of Wight Festival. Job done then.Stuart Bell
From NME, June 13, 2010:
Paul McCartney closed the 2010 Isle Of Wight Festival tonight (June 13), headlining the Main Stage.
Taking to the stage after a pre-recorded video introduction from comedian James Corden, he kicked things off with a medley of Wings‘ ‘Venus And Mars’ and ‘Rock Show’ before diving straight into ‘Jet’.
“Good evening Isle Of Wight, we’re going to have fun tonight,” he told crowd before playing his first Beatles song of the night, ‘All My Loving’.
Playing a career-spanning set, McCartney also paid tribute to Jimi Hendrix, famed for stealing the show at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival, including a few bars from ‘Purple Haze’ at the end of ‘Let Me Roll It’.
“I was really lucky to know Jimi and hang out with him a little bit in the ’60s, he was a great guy,” he told the crowd afterwards. “The biggest tribute we had from him was we [The Beatles] released ‘Sgt Pepper’ on a Friday and then I went to see him on the Sunday and he learnt it, how cool was that for me? Very cool!”
Having performed the likes of Wings‘ ‘Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five’, McCartney, who was making only his second UK festival performance after headlining Glastonbury in 2004, played a run of crowd-pleasers including ‘Band On The Run’, ‘Back In The USSR’, ‘Let It Be’ and ‘Hey Jude’.
He then rounded things off with ‘Yesterday’, ‘Helter Skelter’ and a medley comprising of the reprise of the aforementioned ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and ‘The End’.
Last updated on November 24, 2020
Isle Of Wight Festival
This was the 1st and only concert played at Isle Of Wight Festival.
Setlist for the concert