Glastonbury festival, 2019. Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP, Fil

Glastonbury Festival will host its youngest and oldest headliners ever this year as it returns from a two-year Covid-19 hiatus.

Sir Paul McCartney is set to headline the main Pyramid stage on the Saturday, one week after his 80th birthday, making him the festivals oldest ever headliner. He last headlined at Glastonbury in 2004, and was set to make his return in 2020, when it was cancelled due to COVID-19.

From oldest to youngest; 20-year-old Billie Eilish is also set to make history when she performs on the Friday night, as the youngest ever headliner.

The festival is returning for the first time since 2019. More than 80 acts are joining the line-up, including Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, Sam Fender, Olivia Rodrigo, Foals and Wolf Alice.

The festival will run from from Wednesday 22nd June to Sunday 26th June, in its Somerset location.

Organiser Emily Eavis told the BBC: “For us, having Paul McCartney is obviously a dream, a huge moment in our history. It means the world getting Paul McCartney to Glastonbury.”

Proceeds from the event are set to go towards the festival’s regular charities, WaterAid, Oxfam and Greenpeace. However, this year they will also be going towards the Red Cross Ukraine appeal.

Other acts announced on Twitter this morning are: Little Simz, Arlo Parks, Burna Boy, Skunk Anansie, Pet Shop Boys, Elbo, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Phoebe Bridgers, TLC, Wet Leg and Herbie Hancock.

Motown legend Diana Ross will also be performing, as she takes the “legends slot” on Sunday afternoon. Hundreds more artists are set to be announced over the coming weeks, with the full line-up announced in May.

Whilst tickets usually sell out in an instant, it was even harder to get tickets this year, as most have been rolled over from 2020.

We asked some Londoner’s what they though of the line-up.