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04 March 2022

Glastonbury 2022: Kendrick Lamar And Paul McCartney Confirmed

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Glastonbury festival has announced Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar as its 2022 headliners alongside the previously announced Billie Eilish.

The festival, which has been cancelled for the last two years, will return in June with McCartney as its Saturday night headliner – his second time topping the Pyramid stage after his performance in 2004. “When he finally confirmed, we were beyond [excited],” organiser Emily Eavis told the BBC.

“For us, having Paul McCartney is obviously a dream, a huge moment in our history. It means the world getting Paul McCartney to Glastonbury.”

Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Lamar, meanwhile, will make his debut at the festival, closing proceedings on the Sunday.

Other acts announced included Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Brit Award-winner Little Simz, pop maverick Charli XCX, Mercury Prize-winner Arlo Parks, Nigerian star Burna Boy, former headliners Skunk Anansie, ex-Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds, jazz great Herbie Hancock, country star Kacey Musgraves, pop legends Pet Shop Boys, festival stalwarts Elbow, former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and many more

There will also be debut appearances from Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat, Griff, Megan Thee Stallion, Phoebe Bridgers, TLC, Wet Leg and jazz icon Herbie Hancock.

And Motown icon Diana Ross will play the coveted “legends slot” on Sunday afternoon.

Eavis said she was “so excited to be back after such a long break”.

“We’ve never had two years without a Glastonbury festival before – and it really feels like we all need it, to be honest.

“Everywhere I go, people come up and they tell me the stories of how they’ve been waiting. This is the biggest build-up ever.”

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