Billie Eilish admits that he always feels “not worth everything”, but he’s excited to be the youngest solo headliner in history at the Glastonbury Festival.
The 20-year-old Grammy-winning singer will make history when he goes up to the pyramid stage on Friday night as the festival resumes after a three-year hiatus for a pandemic.
Eilish said the female headline also “excites the future” because she feels that the number of female artists given the top spot is small.
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Before performing to Matt Wilkinson at the Glastonbury special show at Apple Music 1, she said:
“And I always feel that it’s not worth everything. I think it’s a good thing. In most cases, I think it’s a good thing.
“But first of all, you’re like,’Why do you choose me?’ So everyone becomes skeptical.
“But that’s why I was even more excited about it and excited to be the youngest headliner in history.
“And I’m a woman, and it’s really cool. And that makes me excited about the future. And unfortunately, there aren’t many female headliners all the time, so I’m really honored and really excited. . “
The star-studded headliner lineup also includes Sir Paul McCartney playing Saturday night and rapper Kendrick Lamar playing Sunday night.
Irish made his debut in Glastonbury in 2019, performing on the other stage and entertaining the audience with a series of tracks such as Bad Guy and You Should See Me In A Crown.
The singer feels overwhelmed by thinking too much about performance, so this weekend he revealed that he’s trying to regain his composure in the preparation stage for headline slots.
“So I try to calm myself down as much as possible, but if I think about it, it seems to be the coolest thing I’ve ever heard.
“That is, Glastonbury. Come on, it’s so cool, so I’m so, very geeky, and very excited.”
US pop stars knew the festival was “big,” but added that they “did not hesitate” to seize the opportunity after confirming that it worked on schedule.
Irish will co-star with his brother and co-author FINNEAS O’Connell.
O’Connell said decorating the Glastonbury headline was “incredible” and “a tremendous honor.”
He states: “Everyone lucky enough to go to music festivals around the world says the same thing. There is no such thing as Glastonbury.
“I wish it was Glastonberry. Oh yeah, it’s a tremendous honor.
“Again, you’re in the company too. The fact that we’re with McCartney, Kendrick, and everyone in the lineup is so much I play every day. I’m a big fan of Kendrick Lamar. It’s very exciting. “
In the weeks leading up to Glastonbury, Irish played a series of tour dates in the UK and Europe and hosted the climate event Overheated at the O2 Arena in London.
She also surpassed the bill in Coachella, USA in April, bringing in guests Khalid and Damon Albarn for a set that excited fans and reviewers.
Matt Wilkinson’s Glastonbury Special on Apple Music 1 will air today on apple.co /_MattWilkinson from 12-2pm BST and will repeat on Friday, June 24th at 12-2pm BST.