Billie Eilish is Only the Fifth Woman to Headline Glastonbury Festival

Billie Eilish is set to become the youngest solo Glastonbury headliner, but the 19-year-old pop star will only be the fifth woman to headline the iconic festival.

In 2022, the "Ocean Eyes" star will top the bill at the English music festival, taking to the renowned Pyramid Stage on the Friday night of the five day event.

Eilish shared the news via Instagram with a post showing a photograph of herself smiling in a Glastonbury hoodie, captioned "2022."

Emily Eavis, co-organizer of Glastonbury confirmed the news and said she "couldn't be happier."

"We couldn't be happier to announce that the wondrous @billieeilish is headlining the Pyramid on the Friday at next year's Glastonbury Festival, becoming the youngest solo headliner in our history," Eavis tweeted. "This feels like the perfect way for us to return and I cannot wait!"

Eilish previously played the annual festival in 2019 where she appeared on the Other stage on the Sunday afternoon.

"This looks fun to go to—I would love to go to this s***, my God," she said of the festival during her performance.

Eilish's headliner act will be the fifth time a woman will headline Glastonbury—including Taylor Swift who was booked for the 2020 festival which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Including Swift's booking, Eilish is only the fifth woman to be named a Glastonbury headliner since the festival began in 1970.

Adele headlined in 2016, and Florence and The Machine headlined in 2015. In 2011, Beyonce headlined the Pyramid Stage and the first woman to headline was Suzanne Vega in 1989.

We couldn’t be happier to announce that the wondrous @billieeilish is headlining the Pyramid on the Friday at next year's Glastonbury Festival, becoming the youngest solo headliner in our history. This feels like the perfect way for us to return and I cannot wait! pic.twitter.com/okFoERUPlF

— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) October 4, 2021

Emily Eavis has spoken about this discrepancy in the number of women headliners at Glastonbury and previously said that there are not enough female-led acts to choose from.

"It's time to nurture female talent. Everyone wants it, everyone's hungry for women, but they're just not there," she said per the BBC in 2019.

"I'm ashamed to say that, within our organization, there's men who book stages, and quite a few of them are old men and they don't understand why I'm pushing all the time.

"One of them presented their line-up this year and I was like, 'I'm really sorry but you're just going to have to take some of the blokes off. There's no women.' And they were like, 'Oh for God's sake, you've lost your mind.'

"I know they're labeling me as a real hassle and it's such a pain. They're like, 'Shut up,' and, 'It wasn't like this when your dad was in charge.'

"But if you want to make progress you just have to do it, and you have to be up for being a bit of an annoyance."

She continued: "Unfortunately, you have to make a massive jump the other way in order to make the tiniest bit of progress, and that means me being really pushy.

"We're nowhere near where we need to be. We're making slow progress, but there's still a long way to go."

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Billie Eilish performs on the Other Stage during day five of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 30, 2019 in Glastonbury, England. Samir Hussein/Getty Images