Glastonbury’s youngest performers as Billie Eilish set to smash records
Billie Eilish is headlining Glastonbury 2022 and her performance will smash records. She isn’t the only artist this year to break a unusual record, either
Billie Eilish is set to break records at Glastonbury 2022
This year is stacked with talent including Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Diana Ross and much, much more.
This is the second time Billie Eilish, who recently opened up about her Tourette’s diagnosis, has made an appearance at the legendary concert, previously gracing The Other Stage in 2019.
Now she will be leading the iconic Pyramid Stage, but that isn’t the only reason why this is a special show for the star.
She isn’t alone either, as another artist this year is breaking an unusual record.
Who is the youngest solo artist for Glastonbury?
Billie Eilish will be the youngest solo performance at Glastonbury ever
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Billie Eilish is the youngest solo artist in Glastonbury history to headline at just 20 years old.
She is already enjoying a record-breaking year, having released her sophomore record, Happier Than Ever, which quickly became her second UK Number 1 album.
She has bookended the festival’s break during Covid-19, with co-organiser Emily Eavis previously saying she “couldn’t be happier” for Billie to headline.
She added: “This feels like the perfect way for us to return.”
Who is the youngest artist of all time at Glastonbury?
Ash hit the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 1997
To find the youngest artist ever to perform at Glastonbury, you need to head back to that beautiful year of 1997.
That year, the band Ash performed at the concert and still to this day they are the youngest ever performers to do so.
They graced the Pyramid Stage in a last-minute decision following Steve Winwood pulling out of the show.
All of Ash were just 19 at the time and speaking to virginradio.co.uk backstage at the Big Thank You Tour, the band looked back at their historic performance.
Mark Hamilton said: “We’ve done some really amazing shows. The fact we’ve played Reading festival 10 times more than anyone else, and things like that are milestones.”
Tim Wheeler added: “Maybe having a number one album when we were 19 years old, that was huge. It was just a real peak early one, and just to achieve that also so young was amazing.”
He also shared his thoughts on Billie Eilish almost taking their achievement away from them.
He added: “So Billie Eilish is headlining Glastonbury this year, and there was a chicken-out thinking that she might have been the youngest person to headline, but it’s actually us.
Who is the oldest artist at Glastonbury?
Paul McCartney will be the oldest performer ever at Glastonbury
2022 really is a big year for Glastonbury, as not only is one of the youngest performances ever taking place, but also the oldest.
Paul McCartney is heading to the Pyramid Stage for one of the biggest gigs of the concert.
At 80 years old, he is the oldest act to ever step foot in front of the 200,000 strong crowd.
There are few more deserving of the achievement, helping crown his legendary career.
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