Billie Eilish gets festival stage upgrade following debut’s success
The artist has been upgraded.April 23, 2019
Billie Eilish is getting an upgrade at a festival due to her huge popularity.
The 17-year-old star is set to play Glastonbury, and her slot got upgraded to a larger stage that can accommodate more people.
Eilish was set to play on the John Peel stage but was moved to 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,” festival organizer Emily Eavis told BBC Radio 2. “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,” Eavis continued.
Glastonbury takes place June 26-30th and boasts huge names such as The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Liam Gallagher and more.
Not to mention that, she is also the first musician born in the 2000s to do so. Also, the singer just received her first top 10 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and with that, she’s broken the record for the most simultaneously charted Hot 100 titles among women. She has 14.
In addition, Eilish’s album has had the second-biggest opening week for 2019 so far.
Besides Eilish’s huge success on Billboard, she also is now the youngest female solo act in UK chart history to debut at No. 1 on the Official UK albums chart.
Also, Justin Bieber apparently followed her and Dave Grohl showed up to Ellen to watch her perform after previously comparing the hype around the artist to Nirvana in the ‘90s. In addition, Angela Kinsey, who plays Angela in The Office, celebrated the singer’s debut album. The creators of The Office recently revealed they were a bit confused when Eilish requested to sample the show, but excited in general.
Also, Sleeping With Siren‘s vocalist Kellin Quinn took to Instagram to share an adorable and heart-warming video of his daughter and niece dancing along to the singer’s “you should see me in a crown.”
Also, she made her Coachella debut this past weekend with a performance that gave us serious horror movie vibes.
Her debut involved a 13-song set that featured the live debut of several tracks from her recently released album.
You can check out the full 13-song setlist below!
“bad guy” (Live debut)
“my strange addiction” (Live debut)
“you should see me in a crown”
“watch / &burn” (with Vince Staples)
“wish you were gay”
“all the good girls go to hell” (Live debut)
“ilomilo” (Live debut)
“bury a friend”
“when the party’s over”
Her most recent music video for “bad guy” is also a sight to behold. You can check that out below.
04/20 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival
05/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
05/31 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
06/01 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Amphitheatre
06/02 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park
06/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Saltair
06/05 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
06/07 – Kansas City, MO @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
06/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
06/09 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
06/11 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
06/12 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell
06/14 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
06/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
06/18 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
06/19 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
06/20 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
06/21 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
06/23 – Atlanta, GA @ State Bank Amphitheatre at Christian Park
07/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
07/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
07/13 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
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