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Billie Eilish confirmed as Glastonbury’s youngest ever solo headliner for 2022

Billie will headline the Pyramid Stage on Friday June 24

By Nick Reilly

Billie Eilish performs at Glastonbury 2019
Billie Eilish at Glastonbury 2019 (Picture: Alamy)

Billie Eilish has been confirmed as Glastonbury‘s youngest ever solo headliner.

The singer will top the Pyramid Stage bill on Friday June 24 2022, only three years after her debut performance at the event.

“We are very excited to confirm that @billieeilish will headline the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night at Glastonbury 2022, to become the Festival’s youngest ever solo headliner. This will be her first UK festival headline performance,” wrote Glastonbury organisers.

Confirmation of the performance comes hours after the singer wore a Glastonbury hoodie in a photo posted to her Instagram account, captioning the snap “2022”.

Eilish‘s debut Glastonbury performance saw her attracting a huge crowd to The Other Stage in 2019, with festival boss Emily Eavis watching on from the side of the stage.

She will also be the first female headliner since 2016, as the BBC notes. Taylor Swift was booked to play in 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic forced the event’s cancellation. It was subsequently cancelled this year too.

Eilish’s eagle-eyed fans had previously been quick to notice that her ‘Happier Than Ever’ European tour has a gap on Glastonbury 2022’s Friday night (June 24).

She had confirmed shows in Paris on June 22, and two dates at London’s O2 Arena on June 25 and 26.

Other names tipped for a Glastonbury performance next year include Elton John, who also has a gap in the schedule for his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour.

Eilish’s second album ‘Happier Than Ever’ was released earlier this year to critical acclaim.

She also recently used her headline set at Austin City Limits to speak out against Texas’ controversial abortion laws.

“When they made that shit a law, I almost didn’t want to do the show because I wanted to punish this fucking place for allowing that to happen here,” she said.

“But then I remembered that it’s you guys that are the fuckin’ victims, and you deserve everything in the world. And we need to tell them to shut the fuck up.”

Billie Eilish also recently joined the cast for two forthcoming performances of The Nightmare Before Christmas, in which she will voice Sally.

The shows will take place at Los Angeles’ Banc Of California Stadium on October 29 and 31 and have been hailed as “live-to-film” concert experiences. It means the iconic Disney film will be played on-screen with live musical backing from an orchestra.

Eilish will perform ‘Sally’s Song’ from the 1993 musical, with composer and original cast member, Danny Elfman, set to reprise his iconic role as Jack Skellington.