Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar confirmed as Glastonbury headliners

Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar have officially been confirmed as headliners for Glastonbury 2022.

The Beatles legend and 34-year-old hip-hop megastar are set to join Friday night headliner Billie Eilish and Diana Ross, who has landed the Sunday afternoon legend’s slot, at Worthy Farm this June.

Macca – who last played in 2004 – will top the Pyramid Stage on Saturday, June 25 after the Let It Be hitmaker was due to perform in 2020 before the event was called off due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Organiser Emily Eavis told the BBC: ‘When he finally confirmed, we were beyond [excited].

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

Sir Paul, who will be 80 when he plays the world-famous festival, appeared to confirm his headline slot when he dropped a Wordle clue on social media recently.

Meanwhile, Kendrick is set to headline on Sunday, June 26.

The first lineup announcement also features the likes of Olivia Rodrigo, Lorde, Megan The Stallion, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Wolf Alice, Years and Years, Charli XCX, Crowded House, Celeste, Arlo Parks, Doja Cat, and Haim.

Diana Ross – who initially shot to fame as part of The Supremes – previously expressed her excitement about performing at Glastonbury.

She wrote: ‘I’m so excited and grateful to finally know that I’ll be
seeing you at #Glastonbury while on my UK Thank U Tour celebrating my
new album of songs! See you at @glastonbury on Sunday, June 26, 2022
[stars emoji] #dianarossthankyou (sic) (sic)’

Diana was originally due to make her debut at the festival in 2020, but
her planned appearance was scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, though, she’s set to perform on the Pyramid Stage in front of one of the event’s largest crowds.

Eavis also announced that the festival will be raising funds for the Red Cross Ukraine appeal, alongside WaterAid, Oxfam and Greenpeace.

Glastonbury takes place in Somerset between June 22 and June 26.

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