Billie Eilish confirmed as history making headline act at Glastonbury Festival

Pilton, England - Billie Eilish has been confirmed as a headlining act for next year's Glastonbury Festival, making her the youngest ever solo headliner of the event, organizers have said.

Billie Eilish will become the youngest solo headliner in the music festival's history.
Billie Eilish will become the youngest solo headliner in the music festival's history.  © imago/Future Image

She will take to the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night of the 2022 music event on June 24. It will be her first-ever UK festival headline performance.

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 on Monday: "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!"

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Glastonbury Festival is a five-day arts festival that takes place in Pilton, England and is one of the oldest and largest music festivals in the world.

Last year, the event was due to celebrate its 50th anniversary, but was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year, the festival hosted a five-hour livestream event.

The 2020 line-up had been due to feature names like Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, and Sir Paul McCartney, with Diana Ross 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. Eilish performs the movie's title track.

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

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge (l.), met with Billie Eilish (r.) and her brother Finneas O Connell (c.) at the 007 No Time To Die world premiere in London last week.
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge (l.), met with Billie Eilish (r.) and her brother Finneas O Connell (c.) at the 007 No Time To Die world premiere in London last week.  © Imago/I images

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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