Glastonbury 2022 has revealed its first act - and has crowned the singer as the youngest solo headliner ever.
Friday, June 24, 2022 will see Billie Eilish take to the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury music festival. This will mean that the 19-year-old (who will be 20 by then) will be the youngest-ever solo headlining act to ever grace the festival's stage.
The pop icon, who released her second studio album 'Happier Than Ever' last July, teased the news on her Instagram late last night. Posing in a Glastonbury hoodie on her Instagram Story to her 92.2 million followers, she simply captioned the photo with "2022".
Posting the picture on Twitter, co-organiser of Glastonbury Emily Eavis wrote: "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!"
This isn't the performer's first appearance at the music festival. Billie Eilish made her Glastonbury debut in 2019, taking to the Other stage on Sunday afternoon. Earlier that same year, she had released her debut album 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' to monumental success. The pop star has come a long way since her EP 'don't smile at me' from 2017, now with over 52 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone.
Eilish is just the first act to be announced for next year's sold-out Glastonbury return. The long-running music festival at Worthy Farm hasn't been able to take place since that year of her debut, and organisers are sure that the 2022 festival will be its biggest yet. Some acts from the 2020 lineup are expected to return for next year's festival, which included the likes of Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Dua Lipa, Pet Shop Boys, Kendrick Lamar and Fatboy Slim.
In other Billie Eilish news from today, the award-winning singer will lend her voice to Tim Burton's 'Nightmare Before Christmas' concert in LA this Halloween. She'll play the character of Sally, opposite Danny Elfman's Jack Skellington for two upcoming concerts.