Glastonbury Festival confirms Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar as 2022 headliners

Glastonbury have announced Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar as 2022 headliners alongside previously announced Billie Eilish.

The festival, which has been canceled for the past two years, will return in June with former Beatle McCartney headlining Saturday night – his second time topping the Pyramid stage after a performance in 2004.

American rapper Lamar, meanwhile, will make his festival debut while closing proceedings on Sunday.

Organizers previously revealed that Eilish will headline Friday, becoming the festival’s youngest solo headliner, while Diana Ross will play the legends slot.

Posting its first wave of acts online, the festival has confirmed that Foals, Lorde, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Olivia Rodrigo, Wolf Alice and Years & Years will also perform at Worthy Farm in Somerset this summer.

The lineup includes new artists such as Arlo Parks, Doja Cat, Easy Life, Fontaines DC and Griff, as well as more established names such as Pet Shop Boys, Crowded House, Primal Scream and Supergrass.

Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant will appear alongside American country and bluegrass star Alison Krauss following the release of their second collaborative album.

There will also be experimental pop music from Charli XCX and Caroline Polachek.

In 2020, the festival was supposed to celebrate its 50th anniversary – but it was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

After being canceled for a second year, organizers staged a five-hour live event featuring artists including Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Haim, Idles, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, Wolf Alice and DJ Honey Dijon .

The new poster only features the first wave of acts, and the full lineup is expected to be released in May.

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

Jan G. Gilbert