Billie Eilish to grow to be youngest solo Glastonbury headliner | Glastonbury pageant

Billie Eilish would be the youngest solo artist ever to headline Glastonbury pageant when she tops the invoice on Friday night time subsequent 12 months.

The 19-year-old pop icon teased the information on her Instagram, posting {a photograph} of herself grinning in a Glastonbury hoodie, captioned “2022”.

Billie Eilish teases her Glastonbury 2022 headline slot. {Photograph}: Billie Eilish

The pageant co-organiser Emily Eavis stated she “couldn’t be happier” to verify the information: “This seems like the right means for us to return and I can not wait!”

Eilish made her Glastonbury debut in 2019, performing to a jam-packed Different stage on the Sunday afternoon after her set was upgraded from a slot on the John Peel stage. Throughout her set, she lamented that she would by no means be capable of expertise the pageant as a punter: “This appears to be like enjoyable to go to – I might like to go to this shit, my God.”

Earlier this 12 months she launched her second album, Happier Than Ever, to widespread acclaim. Eilish’s lyrics commented on the difficulties of her excessive fame, together with sustaining private and romantic relationships and trusting others, and regularly explored a softer, extra traditional sound indebted to Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra than her regularly abrasive debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, The place Do We Go?, launched in 2019.

Eilish might be 20 years and 6 months previous when she headlines the pageant. The youngest performer ever to headline Glastonbury was Mark Hamilton of UK band Ash, who was roughly 20 years and three months previous when the group changed Steve Winwood as headliner in 1997. Ash frontman Tim Wheeler was 20 years and 5 months.

Eilish is the primary headliner to be introduced for the 2022 pageant – which Glastonbury organisers are relying on being a profitable comeback after Covid led to the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 occasions. Equinox, a mooted one-day occasion for September 2020, was additionally pulled. As a substitute, the pageant ran a household campsite on Worthy Farm.

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In August, pageant founder Michael Eavis stated he was assured that some acts from the deliberate 2020 lineup would return. Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar had been attributable to headline.

The pageant stays offered out, with 2020 tickets rolled over to the following viable occasion. The organisers just lately placed on sale slots for campervans and pre-erected tents, auguring a hopeful final result for subsequent 12 months.

The poster announcing Eilish’s appearance.
The poster asserting Eilish’s look. {Photograph}: Glastonbury pageant

After the federal government’s check occasion scheme permitted festivals together with Latitude and Obtain to go forward earlier this summer time, large-scale music occasions had been allowed to renew – assuming they may afford the chance of continuing with out a government-backed insurance coverage scheme.

Such a scheme was lastly carried out in August, pronounced by many within the dwell music sector to be “too late”. The Affiliation of Unbiased Festivals (AIF) had estimated that 1 / 4 of festivals with a capability of greater than 5,000 folks had already been cancelled due to authorities inaction on occasion insurance coverage.

Greater than 5,000 Covid circumstances had been linked to Boardmasters, a music and excessive sports activities pageant going down in Newquay; there have been no such stories of a surge following the Studying and Leeds festivals in August.

Eilish additionally made headlines this weekend for a efficiency in Texas, at which she protested the state’s near-total abortion legal guidelines, which bans terminations at six weeks as soon as embryonic cardiac exercise is detected.

“I’m sick and bored with previous males,” Eilish advised the group at Austin Metropolis Limits on 2 October. “Shut the fuck up about our our bodies.

“After they made that shit a regulation, I virtually didn’t wish to do the present, as a result of I wished to punish this fucking place for permitting that to occur right here. However then, I remembered that it’s you guys which are the fucking victims, and also you deserve every part on this planet.”

She raised her center finger and declared: “My physique, my fucking alternative.”

The Biden administration is legally difficult the invoice.

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