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Billie Eilish Announced as Glastonbury Headliner After Slamming Texas Abortion Laws at ACL

Eilish will be youngest musician to hold that coveted spot

AUSTIN, TEXAS - OCTOBER 02: Billie Eilish performs onstage during Austin City Limits Festival at Zilker Park on October 02, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

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Billie Eilish is set to be the youngest headlining performer ever at England’s Glastonbury Festival, according to an Instagram post from the fest Monday.

“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,” the post reads. “This will be her first U.K. festival headline performance.”

Next year marks the return of the festival, which was canceled two years in a row due to the pandemic.


The news comes days after Eilish used her Austin City Limits set as an opportunity to slam Texas’ highly controversial abortion laws. Standing in front of a background reading “Bans Off Our Bodies” the 19-year-old said: “I’m sick and tired of old men. Shut the fuck up about our bodies.”

“When they made that shit a law, I almost didn’t want to do the show, because I wanted to punish this fucking place for allowing that to happen here,” she adds. “But then, I remembered that it’s you guys that are the fucking victims, and you deserve everything in the world.”

Eilish dropped her latest record, Happier Than Ever, in August.