Star Billie Eilish to headline Glastonbury music festival in 2022



Grammy Award-winning American pop star Billie Eilish will headline the Glastonbury Festival next June, becoming the youngest-ever solo headliner at the popular British music festival, organizers said Monday.

She will take to the Pyramid Stage on the night of Friday, June 24 for the 2022 music event.

The 19-year-old singer had hinted on her Instagram stories on Sunday that she would be performing as she posted a picture of herself wearing a Glastonbury Festival branded hoodie, adding the caption “2022” to the post.

Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis said: “We couldn’t be happier to announce that the wondrous Billie Eilish is headlining the Pyramid on the Friday at next year’s Glastonbury Festival, becoming the youngest solo headliner in our history. This feels like the perfect way for us to return and I cannot wait!”

This year the festival hosted a five-hour livestream event featuring acts including Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Haim, Idles, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, Wolf Alice and DJ Honey Dijon.

Last year the festival was due to celebrate its 50th anniversary but it was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2020 line-up had been due to feature names like U.S. star Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and Sir Paul McCartney, with Diana Ross due to play the Sunday Legends slot.

Eilish made her Glastonbury debut in 2019 when she performed on the Other Stage, where she treated crowds to a string of tracks such as “Bad Guy” and “You Should See Me In A Crown.”

Last week she was among the high-profile stars taking to the red carpet for the premiere of the latest James Bond film, “No Time To Die.”

The movie is the final outing for Daniel Craig in his role as 007, with Eilish performing the title track.

She wrote the song alongside her brother and co-writer, Finneas O’Connell, as well as Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr.

Glastonbury 2022 is scheduled to take place from June 22 to June 26 and tickets are sold out, organizers said.

They added that “deposits paid for the 2020 festival” had “rolled over for a second year, following the cancellation of the 2021 festival.”



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