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Emily Eavis confirms when Glastonbury 2022 line-up will be announced

Billie Eilish is already confirmed to headline the Pyramid stage on Friday

By Hollie Geraghty

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Glastonbury Festival (Picture: Alamy)

Emily Eavis has revealed that the lineup for Glastonbury 2022 will be announced next month.

The festival, which has not taken place since 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic, is set to take place from June 22-26.

Billie Eilish has already been announced to headline the Pyramid Stage on Friday (June 24), with Diana Ross in the ‘Legends’ slot on Sunday (June 26).

Festival organiser Eavis took to Twitter to respond to users asking questions, confirming there will be “some news” by the end of this month, with the first poster set to arrive in March too.

She will also speak to Clara Amfo on Radio 1 tonight about this year’s Emerging Talent Competition, which is now open for entries. “It’s a great opportunity to get to play at this years festival and more often than not, all the finalists get gigs here,” she said.

Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar were announced as the headliners of the cancelled 2020 event, which was set to celebrate the delayed 50th anniversary of the festival.

Eilish is set to be the youngest ever solo headliner at the Worthy Farm festival, and will be the first female to hold the honour since 2016.

Elton John is also among those who could potentially headline, with a gap in the schedule for his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour.

Last year, when a number of festivals went ahead without disruption, Eavis and her father Michael announced the event’s cancellation in January during the UK’s third lockdown.

Putting out a joint statement, they said: “In spite of our efforts to move heaven and earth, it has become clear that we simply will not be able to make the festival happen this year. We are so sorry to let you all down.”

A livestreamed concert, ‘Live from Worthy Farm’ was broadcast in May with Coldplay as headliners, but it faced numerous technical problems.