Little Simz has been named as a headliner at Glastonbury Festival 2022’s West Holts stage. The rapper’s last performance at the venue was in 2016, for a mid-afternoon set. She previously appeared on the Park Stage at the Worthy Farm, Somerset festival in 2019. During a conversation with BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo , Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis announced the news on 2nd February.
Eavis said: “Little Simz…has just confirmed to headline the West Holts Stage.”
Glastonbury is now “in full festival mode,” according to her, as it prepares to host its first full festival since the COVID outbreak which led to two-year postponements. As a replacement, the stripped-down Live At Worthy Farm concert took place in September.
Glastonbury will take place from June 22 to June 26 this year. So far, Billie Eilish has been confirmed to headline the Pyramid Stage on June 24, while Diana Ross has been set to perform in the ‘Legends’ slot on Sunday (June 26). Glastonbury 2022’s full lineup, as well as its accompanying poster, will be unveiled in March, according to Eavis, and the festival “will give you some news” about the lineup “by the end of the month.”
After announcing that she would be speaking on Amfo’s BBC Radio 1 show later to announce the reintroduction of Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition, the festival’s organiser began chatting with her fans.
“It’s a great opportunity to get to play at this year’s festival, and, more often than not, all the finalists get gigs here,” Eavis said about the annual contest.
While Eilish and Ross are the only names officially confirmed by Glastonbury so far, Crowded House announced last year that they will be performing in 2022. Aerosmith have announced their appearance at Glastonbury way back in 2019, while their planned UK and European tour for 2022 was cancelled this week.
The headliners for the cancelled Glastonbury 2020 edition were Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, and Paul McCartney. However, Eilish’s top slot booking for 2022 has ruled out the likelihood of the trio topping the bill this year. Meanwhile, Little Simz’s European tour was recently postponed owing to COVID restrictions.