Little Simz is set to play Glastonbury 2022.
The 27-year-old MOBO-winning rap star – who last performed at Worthy Farm in 2019 on the park stage – will headline the famed music festival’s West Holts stage this summer.
Emily Eavis – who organizes the lineup with her father, Michael – made the announcement on BBC Radio 1 last night (02.02.22).
She said: “Little Simz has just confirmed that she will be headlining the West Holts stage.”
A subsequent tweet on Glasto’s official Twitter page read: “As Emily Eavis just revealed during her chat with Clara Amfo on @bbcradio1 – the incredible
@LittleSimz will headline the West Holts stage at Glastonbury 2022!”
Simz is still in shock.
She replied on the microblogging site: “Yooo life is mad, I’m spunnn. (sic)”
So far, Billie Eilish has been confirmed to headline on Friday, June 24, 2022, becoming the youngest solo artist to do so.
And Diana Ross is about to play the Sunday afternoon legends slot.
She said: “I’m so excited and grateful to finally know I’ll be seeing you at #Glastonbury on my UK Thank U Tour to celebrate my new album of songs! See you at @glastonbury on Sunday 26th June 2022 [stars emoji] #dianarossthankyou (sic)”
Diana was originally scheduled to debut at the festival in 2020, but her planned appearance was scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Taylor Swift, Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar were also scheduled to headline the Pyramid Stage that year.
The 2021 festival was also canceled due to the pandemic, with the streaming event “Live at Worthy Farm” airing in its place.
Glastonbury returns on June 22 and will run until June 26, 2022.
The full lineup is expected to be unveiled in March.