Billie Eilish‘s slot at Glastonbury is being upgraded to cope with her massive popularity, Emily Eavis has confirmed.
The singer was due to perform on the John Peel Stage, marking one of her first appearances since releasing debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ last month.
But after the record shot to number one, the huge surge in popularity means that she’ll now perform to a larger crowd on the festival’s Other Stage.
“We’re currently moving her – she’s on John Peel at the moment but she’s much too big, really, for the slot,” Eavis told BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley.
“It’s happened so quickly for Billie Eilish. It’s been such an amazing year. It really is going to be her summer.
“We are trying to give her a bigger stage where we can get a larger audience in there. So we are going to move her on to The Other Stage and we are just working out exactly where that’s going to be.”
It comes after Eilish’s chart topping debut saw her becoming the youngest female solo artist to score a number one album.
She’ll join an eclectic bill at the Worthy Farm festival – which already boasts headline slots from the likes of Stormzy, The Cure and The Killers.
Last weekend Eilish made her Coachella debut, with NME claiming that the performance was worthy of a future headliner.
“As with every other chapter in her story so far, her Coachella debut points to things getting even more mind-blowingly wild for her very soon,” our verdict stated.
“Tonight (April 13), Eilish made her mark, not only as a hype act that can justify every positive word said about her, but as a future headliner and, perhaps, the future of pop.”