Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar set for Glastonbury Festival 2022 – Billboard

Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar will headline the 2022 Glastonbury Festival, the UK’s legendary summer event returning this year after two editions canceled due to the pandemic.

The next show will take place June 22-26 at Eavis’ Worthy Farm in Somerset, South West England, with another terrific line-up.

Among the heavy hitters are McCartney, the Beatles legend who returns to Glastonbury to headline the Pyramid Stage on Saturday, and Lamar, who will go last on Sunday, organizers announced Friday morning (March 4).

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Diana Ross, Angelique Kidjo, Arlo Parks, Australian artists Amyl And the Sniffers and The Avalanches, and previously confirmed Friday night headliner Billie Eilish have also been announced for this year’s event.

Founded in 1970 by Michael Eavis, a dairy farmer, Glastonbury is the grandfather of British music festivals, a rite of passage for music fans who gather for the show in numbers over 150,000. Each year a gathering of music fans the size of Oxford is coming to town.

Aside from its thundering bills, there’s something down to earth about Glastonbury. Outside of show week, the site is a working farm owned by Eavis, who co-hosts the festival with his daughter Emily. Typically, Eavis applies a fallow year once every five years, which sees the show skip a cycle and creates demand for tickets. Due to the pandemic, Glastonbury has missed out on 2020 and 2021. Demand is said to be skyrocketing this time around, although tickets for the festival are already sold out as deposits for the 2020 festival have been postponed.

Many other Glastonbury 2022 acts and attractions have yet to be announced, organizers said.

Jan G. Gilbert