Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney will headline this year’s Glastonbury, the UK’s biggest music festival.
Iconic singer Diana Ross was confirmed to play the revered “legends slot” on Sunday afternoon back in November and was set to become the oldest headliner in Glastonbury’s history before Sir Paul confirmed.
Other big names on the bill include Burna Boy, Arlo Parks, Bicep, Doja Cat, Foals, Glass Animals, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Megan Thee Stallion, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Olivia Rodrigo, Sam Fender, Wolf Alice, and many more. See the full line-up below:
Sir Paul McCartney was due to headline the festival in 2020 before Covid-19 forced organisers to cancel and will be taking to the famous Pyramid Stage on Saturday night in June for the first time since 2004.
“When he finally confirmed, we were beyond excited,” organiser Emily Eavis told the BBC.
“For us, having Paul McCartney is obviously a dream, a huge moment in our history. It means the world getting Paul McCartney to Glastonbury.”
For Kendrick Lamar, Glastonbury could be the platform at which he chooses to finally provide his fans with new music, after a follow up to his 2017 record DAMN has been reportedly in the works for years now.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning MC from Compton will close the festival on Sunday night.
Billie Eilish will return to Glastonbury for her second appearance on Friday night, this time becoming the festival’s youngest headliner.
Out of the 89 names confirmed so far, 48 are women or acts that include female artists, living up to the comments made by Emily Eavis relating to gender equality on the Glastonbury bill. “Our future has to be 50/50,” she told the BBC in 2020.
Tickets for Glastonbury 2022 are long sold out after those lucky enough to secure tickets for the last two fallow years have had their passes followed on to this year.
The festival is due to take place between 22nd – 26th June at Worthy Farm in Somerset, south-west England.