Paul McCartney to perform at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival

Beatles fans in Denmark are in for a treat this summer after it was announced that Paul McCartney is to headline the annual Roskilde Festival.

McCartney, 72, is embarking on a world tour in 2015 and has extended it by nine dates to include an appearance at Roskilde – his only European festival performance – as well as a return to his native Liverpool, London and Birmingham in what will be the first performances in his homeland since 2012.

The former Beatle will now be the star attraction at Denmark’s renowned Roskilde Festival, which has developed into one of the biggest music events of the European summer, while he will also play in Stockholm, Oslo, Marseille and Amsterdam.

Organisers of Roskilde Festival confirmed on Friday that McCartney was set to play on the Orange Stage on the festival’s final night, Saturday 4 July. They said that seeing the musical legend would be a “once-in-a-lifetime moment all music fans should experience”, adding that it would include some of the greatest moments from the past half-century of music.

Among the other acts already confirmed to be playing at the festival – which runs between 27 June and 4 July – are Pharrell Williams, Muse, The War on Drugs and Mastodon.