Billie Eilish has confirmed that she will be playing Glastonbury in 2022. On her Instagram account, the pop artist posted a selfie of herself wearing a Glastonbury hoodie with the comment, “2022.”
Although the festival has yet to declare if she will perform, organiser Emily Eavis made a point of attending the star’s first appearance at the event in 2019. Eilish will be the festival’s youngest ever solo headliner if she tops the Pyramid Stage bill.
When Glastonbury returns in June, the singer will be 20, making her a few months older than Ash’s bass guitarist Mark Hamilton, who headlined the festival in 1997.
Eilish would also be the first female headliner since 2016 – Taylor Swift had been scheduled to perform in 2020, but the Covid epidemic forced the festival season to halt. This year’s event was also cancelled.
Critics hailed Eilish’s first performance at Glastonbury in 2019 as a triumph. The NME described it as a “once-in-a-generation” performance, while Variety described it as “mesmerising” and “life-affirming.”
Fans chanted back every line of songs, including Bad Guy, All The Good Girls Go To Hell, and You Should See Me In A Crown, as the performer jumped around the stage dressed in Stella McCartney attire. She sat cross-legged on the stage during Ocean Eyes, imploring audiences to pay attention to the show.
“It’s fine if you want to video me; just hold the phone up to your face and look me in the eyes. Because we’re together right now, and this is the only time we’ll ever get together.” She said
There was no need for her to be concerned. Around 40,000 adoring fans were glued to her every move. When you consider that her show had just weeks before the event been upgraded from the 10,000-capacity John Peel tent, it’s not awful.
Since then, Eilish’s debut album, When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go, has won many Brit and Grammy Awards, and her follow-up, Happier Than Ever, has recently topped the charts.