Glastonbury have announced Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar as headliners for 2022 alongside Billie Eilish.
More than 80 other artists have been added to the lineup including US pop star Olivia Rodrigo, Lorde and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
The festival, which has been canceled for the last two years, will return in June with Sir Paul headlining Saturday night – his second appearance on the Pyramid stage after an appearance in 2004.
The ex-Beatle is playing a week after his 80th birthday.
American rapper Lamar, meanwhile, will make his debut at the festival and will graduate on Sunday.
Organizers previously announced that Eilish, 20, would headline Friday and become the festival’s youngest-ever solo headliner, while Diana Ross will play the Legends slot.
The festival released its first wave of acts online and confirmed that Foals, Wolf Alice and Years & Years will also be performing at Worthy Farm in Somerset this summer.
The lineup includes new acts like Arlo Parks, Doja Cat, Easy Life, Fontaines DC and Griff, as well as more established names like Crowded House, Primal Scream and Supergrass.
Pet Shop Boys confirmed on Twitter that they will be headlining The Other Stage – Glastonbury’s second largest stage – at a “long-awaited” performance.
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Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant will perform alongside American country and bluegrass star Alison Krauss following the release of their second album together.
We’re so excited to bring you the first shortlist of main stage artists for Glastonbury Festival 2022 – and if you can believe it, there’s more to come! pic.twitter.com/ljunXm5yBy
— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) March 4, 2022
There is also experimental pop music by Charli XCX and Caroline Polachek.
Emily Eavis, co-organizer of Glastonbury, tweeted: “We are delighted to present the first shortlist of artists from the main stages for Glastonbury Festival 2022 – and if you think there are more to come!”
She also told the BBC that proceeds from the event will benefit the Red Cross appeal in Ukraine, as well as the festival’s regular charities – WaterAid, Oxfam and Greenpeace.
The festival was supposed to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020 – but was canceled due to the corona pandemic.
After being canceled for a second year, organizers hosted a five-hour livestream event featuring acts including Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Haim, Idles, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, Wolf Alice and DJ Honey Dijon.
The new poster only features the first wave of acts and the full line-up is expected to be released in May.
The announcement also suggests that Taylor Swift will not be returning to the festival after being announced as one of the headliners for the 2020 discarded edition.
Glastonbury 2022 is scheduled to take place from June 22-26 and tickets are sold out, organizers said.
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