Glastonbury’s youngest performers as Billie Eilish set to break records

Glastonbury Festival 2022 has been a long time coming with the event canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19.

This year is filled with talent including Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Diana Ross And much more.

It’s the second time Billie Eilish, who recently revealed her Tourette diagnosis, has made an appearance at the legendary concert, which previously graced The Other Stage in 2019.

Now she’ll lead the iconic Pyramid Stage, but that’s not the only reason it’s a special show for the star.

She’s not alone either, as another artist breaks an unusual record this year.

Who is Glastonbury’s youngest solo artist?

Billie Eilish will be the youngest solo performance at Glastonbury ever

Billie Eilish is the youngest solo artist in Glastonbury history to headline aged just 20.

She is already enjoying a banner year, having released her second album, Happier Than Ever, which quickly became her second UK number 1 album.

She booked the festival break during Covid-19, with co-organizer Emily Eavis previously saying she “couldn’t be happier” to have Billie headlined.

She added: “It seems like the perfect way for us to come back.”

Who is the youngest artist ever at Glastonbury?

Ash hit the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 1997
Ash hit the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 1997

To find the youngest artist to perform at Glastonbury, you have to go back to this beautiful year 1997.

That year the band Ash performed at the concert and to date they are the youngest performers to do so.

They graced the Pyramid stage in a last minute decision after Steve Winwood pulled out of the show.

All of Ash were just 19 at the time and speaking to backstage at the Big Thank You tour, the band looked back on their historic performance.

Mark Hamilton said: “We’ve done some really amazing shows. The fact that we’ve played Reading Festival 10 times more than anyone else, and things like that are milestones.

Tim Wheeler added: “Maybe to have a number one album when we were 19, that was huge. It was just a real peak in the beginning, and just to get there that young was amazing.

He also shared his thoughts on Billie Eilish almost taking their success away from them.

He added: ‘So Billie Eilish is the headliner of Glastonbury this year, and there’s been a chicken thinking she might have been the youngest person to headline, but that’s actually we.

Who is Glastonbury’s oldest artist?

Paul McCartney will be Glastonbury's oldest performer
Paul McCartney will be Glastonbury’s oldest performer

2022 is truly a big year for Glastonbury as not only one of the youngest performances ever, but also the oldest.

Paul McCartney heads to the Pyramid Stage for one of the biggest gigs of the gig.

At 80, he is the oldest actor to ever set foot in front of the crowd of 200,000.

There are few others who deserve this feat, helping to crown his storied career.

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