Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar will join previously announced headliner Billie Eilish and top the bill at this year’s Glastonbury Festival
Glastonbury has just dropped its first big line-up announcement poster of the acts who will be playing at the Festival this year.
Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar will be joining already confirmed Billie Eilish, Diana Ross, Little Simz, R.A.E and The Strays at Worthy Farm this summer when it finally returns for the first time since 2019 after two consecutive cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Eilish will be playing the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night – and by doing so will be making history as the youngest ever solo artist to headline the Festival at only 20-years-old.
Another historic moment will occur when Sir Paul McCartney takes to the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night, which will subsequently make him the oldest Glastonbury headliner at 80-years-old.
Taking to Twitter earlier this morning at exactly 8:30 am, Glastonbury officials said: “Here is the first Glastonbury Festival 2022 line-up poster, which includes our final two Pyramid Stage headliners: Paul McCartney (Saturday) and Kendrick Lamar (Sunday). Many more acts and attractions still to be announced.”
Prior to the announcement, McCartney teased the news in a game of words by inviting his Twitter followers to try and guess his Wordle of the day – which has now become commonplace in the Twittersphere.
The cryptic post consisted of a coded message which read: “Wordle 121 25/6,” accompanied by six green squares.
Fans were quick to try and guess the 6-letter word with ‘Glasto’ being the prevalent answer while pointing out that it’s currently 121 days until the 25th of June – which happens to fall within the Glastonbury ‘period’, suggesting Macca will be topping the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday of the Festival.
121 days till Glastonbury
25/06…. Day he’lll headline
6 letter word….. Glasto
— Dsc* (@dsclfc) February 24, 2022
Diana Ross will also be performing on the Pyramid Stage for the Sunday teatime Legends Slot, while Lamar will be headlining the same stage later in the day. Little Simz is set to top the bill the West Holts Stage.
This is one of the earliest ever poster release announcements – 2019 saw the poster drop on the 15th of March, while in 2013 the revelation came on the 27th of March.
Adding more than 60 acts to its 2022 bill, this year’s Festival still has lots more acts and attractions to be announced.
Meanwhile, now that the main line-up poster has been released, we can expect individual area line-ups to follow – before the full line-up plus times will finally drop in June – as recently confirmed by Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis.
That said, there are many artists who confirm themselves prior to the official announcements by divulging the news during interviews, via social media or website listings.
Some of the recent artists to self-confirm for Glastonubry 2022 include Haim, Courtney Barnett, Confidence Man, Glastonbury staple Craig Charles and Black Dyke Band – who said they will be opening the Pyramid Stage on Sunday morning (26 June).
To view our full constantly updated list of all the latest line-up announcements and rumours, click here – as we will be updating it with all the latest confirmations in the coming days.
Glastonbury 2022 is set to take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June.
Although tickets for the 2022 Festival have already sold out ahead of the 2020 cancelled event (with deposits paid for the 2020 Festival having rolled over for a second year), there are still ways to go to Glasto this summer.
Some of the opportunities include entering competitions, working at the Festival, volunteering or trying for tickets in the spring resales – which have now been confirmed to take place at the end of March.
To learn more about registration, the sale process and how you can maximise your chances of getting Glastonbury tickets, click here.
Glastonbury Festival would very much like fans to be aware that there are people out there who will try and sell fake Glastonbury tickets to unsuspecting, willing and innocent potential purchasers.
Although Glasto-veterans who have been going to the Festival for quite some time may recognise these scams for what they are, newcomers to the Festival might not know that tickets are only sold on one site which is: glastonbury.seetickets.com – and any other site claiming to sell tickets for the Festival are not authentic.