Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar to headline Glastonbury alongside Billie Eilish

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Glastonbury has confirmed that Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar will be joining the headline acts performing at this year’s festival.

The former Beatle and the American rapper were both due to perform at the world-renowned Somerset festival in 2020, before the pandemic forced its cancellation.

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US rapper Kendrick Lamar will be coming to Somerset in June

Sir Paul, 79, will perform on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night – his second time headlining the event. Lamar, 34, will make his debut at the festival, and close proceedings on Sunday.

They will be joining previously announced stars Billie Eilish and Diana Ross.

Eilish will play the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night, becoming the event’s youngest ever solo headliner.

Diana Ross will be performing in the Sunday legends slot.

While Taylor Swift had been confirmed as a 2020 headliner, she is not understood to be joining the festival this year.

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Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis shared the 2022 line-up on social media, writing: “We are very happy to bring you the first shortlist of artists from the main stages for Glastonbury Festival 2022 – and if you can believe it there’s even more to come!”

Glastonbury was due to celebrate its 50th birthday in 2020, but as with most other large-scale events, it was cancelled as a result of the pandemic.

Glastonbury’s 2021 became a virtual event, with the likes of Coldplay, Damon Albarn and Wolf Alice all performing on a live stream.

Billie Eilish performs at Global Citizen Live in Central Park on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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Billie Eilish will become the event’s youngest ever headline act. PIC:Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Other first wave acts confirmed to perform at Worthy Farm this year include Foals, Lorde, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Olivia Rodrigo, Wolf Alice and Years & Years.

The line-up also includes Arlo Parks, Charli XCX, Crowded House, Doja Cat, Easy Life, Elbow, Fontaines DC, Ghetts, Glass Animals, Griff, Haim, Idles, Jessie Ware, Kacey Musraves, Little Simz, Megan Thee Stallion, Metronomy, Olivia Rodrigo, Pet Shop Boys, Primal Scream, Sam Fender and Supergrass.

Glastonbury 2022 will take place between 22 and 26 June, with tickets already sold out.

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