Billie Eilish is set to become the youngest artist ever to headline Glastonbury 3 weeks ago

Billie Eilish is set to become the youngest artist ever to headline Glastonbury

This will be the singer's first UK festival headline performance.

Billie Eilish has been announced as a headline act for Glastonbury 2022, making her the youngest solo performer in the festival's history.

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The 19-year-old will perform on the Pyramid stage on Friday 24 June.

Rumours spread online after Billie hinted at the news on her Instagram story, posting a photo of herself in a Glastonbury hoodie with the caption"2022."

Glastonbury organiser, Emily Eavis confirmed the news on Twitter:

"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!"

As well as this, the Bad Guy singer will be the first female headliner since 2016. Taylor Swift was set to headline in 2020 before the festival was cancelled due to COVID restrictions.

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The 2020 line-up featured names such as Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney and Diana Ross. It is not known if these acts will return for the event next year.

The 2021 festival was also cancelled due to the pandemic, but instead a five-hour livestream event was held online.

Billie made her Glastonbury debut in 2019 where she performed hits from her first album, When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go.

Her career has sky-rocketed in the years since, and the star has won multiple Grammys, VMAs, and Brit Awards for her music.

Last week, she was among other high-profile celebrities on the red carpet for the premiere of the latest James Bond movie No Time To Die - for which she performed and co-wrote the title track.

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Glastonbury will take place from 22 June-26 June 2022.