GLASLOUGH, Ireland (AP) -- As Castle Leslie bustled with last minute preparations for the wedding of Paul McCartney and Heather Mills, family, friends and celebrities were making their way to a remote Irish castle for Tuesday's lavish ceremony.
Media interest reached fever pitch as newspapers speculated about every detail, from the guest list to reports of a sumptuous Indian-themed vegetarian menu.
McCartney's spokesman, Geoff Baker, confirmed that Beatles producer George Martin, Ringo Starr and Pink Floyd frontman David Gilmour would be among the 300 guests. Television and newspaper reports said former President Clinton, Eric Clapton and Elton John also were expected to attend.
"Among the guests there are some well-known musicians so maybe they will have an impromptu performance," Baker said. "There are no plans, but at parties like this it's possible they could all get up on stage."
About 90 relatives and friends of the former Beatle arrived at Belfast International Airport on a chartered flight from Liverpool and were met by a fleet of coaches and limousines to carry them to Castle Leslie in County Monaghan.
Musicians Chrissie Hynde and Jules Holland and former model Twiggy arrived later on a chartered flight from London's Heathrow airport. Starr flew to Belfast on his private jet, airport authorities said.
Cars passing through the estate gates Tuesday ran a gauntlet of cameramen, and a group of bewildered caterers were mobbed by reporters.
When a huge cheer rang out in the village, journalists looked anxiously around, expecting to see a convoy of stars. It turned out to be Irish soccer fans in a bar watching their side play Saudi Arabia in the World Cup.
McCartney and Mills, who announced their engagement in July, were to be married by a local priest at the Protestant Church of Ireland St. Salvator's chapel, within the estate.
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