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Billie Eilish to make history as she headlines Glastonbury Pyramid Stage


Billie Eilish performing.

Billie Eilish will smash a new record tonight at Worthy Farm (Picture: Getty Images)

Tonight Billie Eilish will make history as she takes to the Pyramid Stage to headline the first major night of Glastonbury festival.

No pressure, eh?

The 20-year-old Grammy and Brit-Award winner will become the youngest ever solo headliner when she performs alongside her brother and co-writer Finneas O’Connell.

The US pop star made her Worthy Farm debut in 2019 when she performed on the Other Stage and treated crowds to a string of tracks such as Bad Guy and You Should See Me In A Crown.

Well acquainted with tour life by now, in the weeks leading up to Glastonbury, she’s played a string of UK and European tour dates and also hosted a climate event, Overheated, at London’s O2 Arena.

She also topped the bill at Coachella in the US in April, bringing out guests Khalid and Damon Albarn for a set that thrilled fans and reviewers.

The festival-goers have pitched their tents and they’re ready to rock (Picture: AP)

The iconic Pyramid Stage will be Billie’s home tonight (Picture: Getty Images)

So, safe to say, she may be the youngest to ever headline the stage but she’s got the credentials. And then some.

Still, speaking ahead of her momentous slot, Billie admitted she feels ‘undeserving’ of such stages.

‘It’s a serious once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be asked to go to and to do.

And I’m constantly feeling like I’m undeserving of everything, and I think that’s a good thing. I would say that that’s a good thing for the most part.

The star is fresh from a set of dates at the O2 in London (Picture: Samir Hussein/Getty Images for Live Nation UK)

Sir Paul McCartney will also make history when he headlines on Saturday (Picture: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame )

Kendrick Lamar will close the festival as headliner on Sunday night (Picture: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images)

‘But first of all, it makes you doubt everybody because you’re like, “Why would you choose me?” But with that being said, that’s why I’m even more excited about it and stoked to be the youngest headliner ever,’ she told Matt Wilkinson on his Glastonbury special show on Apple Music 1.

Alongside Billie, Sir Paul McCartney will also make history as Glastonbury Festival’s oldest ever solo headliner when he takes to the stage on Saturday.

The festival will see the former Beatle return to top the Pyramid stage bill for the second time after a performance in 2004, which also marks exactly a week after celebrating his 80th birthday and 60 years of music making.

The music offering this year will also feature Kendrick Lamar headlining on Sunday, with Diana Ross filling the Sunday Teatime Legends slot.

So far punters have avoided the rain… (Picture: ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP)

And lucky for the punters blessed enough to score a ticket to the hottest festival in town, if not the world, Billie’s performance, at …read more

Source:: Metro

      

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