Little Simz to headline West Holts stage at Glastonbury Festival

Little Simz has been announced as the headliner for the West Holts stage at Glastonbury Festival 2022.

The rapper last performed on stage in 2016 for a mid-afternoon set. She previously performed at the Worthy Farm, Somerset festival in 2019 when she took to the park stage.

Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis revealed the news during a chat with BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo tonight (February 2).

Eavis said: “Little Simz…just confirmed he will be headlining the West Holts stage.”

She added that Glastonbury is now “in full festival mode” as it prepares to host its first full festival since the COVID pandemic forced two years of postponements. Last September, the stripped-down event Live At Worthy Farm took place as a replacement.

This year’s Glastonbury will take place June 22-26. So far, Billie Eilish has been confirmed to headline the Pyramid Stage on June 24 while Diana Ross will play the “Legends” slot on Sunday, June 26.

Eavis has now confirmed that the full line-up for Glastonbury 2022, along with the accompanying poster, will be announced in March, and that the festival will “update you” regarding the line-up “by the end of the month”. ”.

The festival organizer was interacting with her supporters after announcing she would later appear on Amfo’s BBC Radio 1 show to discuss the return of Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent competition.

“It’s a great opportunity to play at this year’s festival and more often than not all the finalists get gigs here,” Eavis noted on the annual competition.

While Eilish and Ross are the only names officially confirmed by Glastonbury so far, Crowded House said last year that they should be part of the lineup for 2022.

Aerosmith have also confirmed for Glastonbury in 2019, although the band’s rescheduled 2022 UK and European tour was canceled this week.

Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Paul McCartney were previously announced as the headliners for the canceled 2020 edition of Glastonbury. Eilish’s best slot booking for 2022, however, ruled out the possibility of this trio of acts to top the list this year.

Meanwhile, Little Simz recently postponed their European tour due to various COVID restrictions.

Jan G. Gilbert