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Billie Eilish Announced As Glastonbury 2022 Headliner, Singer Will Be 'The Youngest Solo Headliner In Our History'

Oct. 4 2021, Published 8:02 a.m. ET

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Billie Eilish is slated to be the youngest solo artist to headline Glastonbury festival.

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The 19-year-old was announced as a headlining act on the Pyramid stage. The performance will take place on Friday, June 24, 2022.

"We couldn’t be happier to announce that the wondrous @billieeilish 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!" Glastonbury festival co-organiser Emily Eavis tweeted.

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"We are very excited to confirm that @billieeilish will headline the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night at Glastonbury 2022, to become the Festival's youngest ever solo headliner. This will be her first UK festival headline performance," Glastonbury tweeted.

"This is AMAZING stuff!!! I’m so proud of her. Unfortunately I won’t be going but it’s fine because I got my tickets already to go and see her on tour. So I’m happy, happier then ever," one fan replied to the announcement tweet.

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"Great news. I’d never heard of her until I saw her in 2019 on the Other stage and she was amazing! She’ll be a great headliner," another user gushed.

"Amazing choice! She always puts on an incredible show!" a third fan wrote.

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Eilish teased the news on her Instagram Story. The "bad guy" singer grinned while wearing a Glastonbury hoodie in a photo captioned "2022."

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The teen made her Glastonbury debut in 2019 when she performed on the Other stage. According to the Guardian, her set was upgraded to this stage after she was initially slated to hit the John Peel stage.

Eilish is the first headliner confirmed for the festival. Glastonbury 2020 and 2021 were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The blonde beauty will not be the youngest person ever to headline Glastonbury. Mark Hamilton from Ash was the youngest performer to headline when the band played in 1997 while Hamilton was 20 years and three months old. Ash frontman Tim Wheeler was two months older than him, the Guardian noted.

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Eilish will be 20 years and six months old by the time she hits the Glastonbury stage next year.

The pop icon has had a busy year after her second album Happier Than Ever dropped in July. The follow-up to When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? hit the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

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Fans can catch Eilish in Disney's live-to-film concert experience of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas later this month.

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The "Your Power" singer will play Sally while Danny Elfman will reprise his role as Jack Skellington. The show is scheduled for October 29 and October 31 at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to have Billie joining up with the nightmare crew!" Elfman said in a statement, per Billboard. "This will be a real treat (not a trick)!"

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