The first weekend of Desert Trip, the golden oldies version of Coachella, has just wrapped up in the US and it brought with it one very special collaboration.
During McCartney’s massive, career-spanning set, Young joined him on stage for two Beatles classics and a John Lennon song. They performed A Day In The Life, which Young has performed many times before, and also The Beatles’ Why Don’t We Do It in the Road? for the first time live together.
Lennon’s Give Peace a Chance also received the Young and McCartney treatment.
By all reports, Young coming up on stage was one of the sets highlights but it’s pretty hard not to be impressed by McCartney’s entire setlist. He packed in stacks of Beatles songs as well as his own solo material and even found room for FourFiveSeconds, his 2015 collab with Rihanna and Kanye West.
The Californian festival will also happen next weekend bringing Young and McCartney as well as The Who, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Roger Waters back to the desert.
Young will be in Australia earlier next year for a headline set at Bluesfest as well as his own headline tour.
Check out McCartney and Young’s performances as well as the setlist below.
Watch: Paul McCartney and Neil Young – ‘A Day In The Life’ (Live At Desert Trip)
Watch: Paul McCartney and Neil Young – ‘Why Don’t We Do It In The Road’ (Live At Desert Trip)
Setlist (via CoS):
A Hard Day’s Night
Can’t Buy Me Love
Let Me Roll It / Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix cover)
I’ve Got a Feeling
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
Maybe I’m Amazed
We Can Work It Out
In Spite of All the Danger
I’ve Just Seen a Face
Love Me Do
And I Love Her
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
A Day in the Life (with Neil Young)
Give Peace a Chance (Plastic Ono Band cover) (with Neil Young)
Why Don’t We Do It in the Road? (with Neil Young)
Band on the Run
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Let It Be
Live and Let Die
I Wanna Be Your Man
Carry That Weight