Billie Eilish will make history when she takes to the Pyramid Stage on Friday night as Glastonbury Festival’s youngest solo headliner.
he 20-year-old Grammy-winning singer will perform alongside her brother and co-writer Finneas O’Connell.
The American pop star made her Glastonbury debut in 2019 when she performed on the Other Stage and treated crowds to a string of tunes such as Bad Guy and You Should See Me In A Crown.
In the weeks leading up to Glastonbury, Eilish played a series of UK and European tour dates and also hosted a climactic event, Overheated, at London’s O2 Arena.
She also headlined Coachella in the United States in April, bringing guests Khalid and Damon Albarn for a set that delighted fans and critics alike.
The weather was expected to be dry during his performance, despite the high chance of showers throughout the afternoon.
Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst told the PA news agency: ‘It will be quite cloudy early in the morning, there are going to be some showers, but on the clear side in general, so a bit of a cloudy start to the day and humid. but a fairly warm start with temperatures around 16C.
“Looks like it will get drier and brighter as the morning progresses.
“There will be a few glimmers of sunshine in the early afternoon, but it looks like in the early evening there is a band of rain coming in from the west, so around 4 p.m. there will be showers which will push east through Glastonbury – but should clear around 7pm.
“The rest of the evening should be dry, if we have sunshine it will be around 19°C but compared to today’s 24°C it will be a cooler day.”
On the day Eilish headlines Glastonbury, Sir Paul McCartney will prepare for his Saturday headline by performing at a Somerset concert hall.
The surprise concert at the Cheese and Grain entertainment venue in Frome, Somerset was announced on Thursday, with ‘first come, first served’ tickets selling out in less than an hour.
Sir Paul will also make history as Glastonbury Festival’s longest-serving solo headliner when he takes the stage on Saturday.
The festival will see the former Beatle return to headline the Pyramid Stage for the second time after a performance in 2004.
This marks exactly one week after celebrating his 80th birthday and 60 years of creating music.
This year’s musical offering will also feature Kendrick Lamar headlining on Sunday, with Diana Ross filling the Sunday Teatime Legends slot.