Billie Eilish confirmed to headline Glastonbury Festival 2022

Billie Eilish has been confirmed as the first headliner for Glastonbury 2022, headlining Pyramid Stage on the festival’s opening night.

The world-conquering teenage pop star will be the youngest solo artist to headline Glastonbury in its 52-year history. She will be 20 years and six months old when she takes the stage at Worthy Farm on June 24, 2022.

The youngest musician to headline Glastonbury is Ash’s Mark Hamilton, who was 20 years and three months old when the band were hired to close out the festival in 1997, replacing Steve Winwood. Hamilton’s teammate Tim Wheeler was also younger than Eilish at the time, at 20 years and five months.

Festival organizer Emily Eavis confirmed Eilish’s booking on social media this morning (October 4). “We couldn’t be happier to announce that the wonderful @billieeilish will headline The Pyramid on Friday at next year’s Glastonbury Festival, becoming the youngest solo headliner in our history” , she wrote. “Seems like the perfect way for us to come back and I can’t wait!”

This followed the pop star who posted a photo to her Instagram story last night (3) of herself wearing a Glastonbury hoodie, captioned: ‘2022’.

Eilish’s headlining at Glastonbury will mark her first headlining performance at a UK festival. She has previously headlined festivals in the United States, including New York’s Governors Ball, Delaware’s Firefly, and Austin’s ACL. The singer has performed once before at Glastonbury, making her debut on the festival’s other stage to huge crowds after being pushed from the John Peel tent.

Glastonbury 2022 will be the first edition of the festival since 2019, after the 2020 and 2021 events were forced to be canceled due to the pandemic. Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift have been announced to headline in 2020 – it’s currently unconfirmed if any of these three will return to slots next year.

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Jan G. Gilbert