Billie Eilish’s backstage jumper revealed before making Glastonbury history
BILLIE EILISH may sing about being a villain, but in reality, she’s anything but.
The superstar, who will become Glastonbury’s youngest headliner in history when she takes to the Pyramid stage tonight, has done everything possible to ensure her backstage is fully sustainable.
The American star has banned all single-use plastics in favor of only reusable or compostable products.
Billie also requested all-vegan locally sourced snacks.
A source said: “She is one of the biggest stars on the planet and knows she can use her platform for good and to drive change.
“Climate and sustainability have been at the heart of its program for some time, so when it comes to life on the road and its driver, everything is as clean as possible.
“During her series of shows at the O2 Arena recently, she insisted that only vegan food was served, but obviously she can’t do that to the whole of Worthy Farm, as much as she would like.
“Nevertheless, where she can make a difference, she has.”
Billie first performed at the festival in 2019 when she performed on the other stage, following a last minute decision to upgrade her from a smaller stage due to her popularity growing.
Speaking at the time, she admitted she had no idea what the festival was about.
She explained, “I didn’t know out of ignorance how important it was.
“You know, most festivals look the same – but coming to Glastonbury didn’t feel like a normal festival.”
However, as her time on stage draws closer, the reality of what she is about to achieve has hit home.
Earlier this week she said: ‘This is a serious and unique opportunity to be asked to go and do.
“And I constantly feel like I don’t deserve everything, and I think that’s a good thing. I would say that’s a good thing for the most part.
Despite kicking off music’s biggest weekend, Billie is unable to hang out as she has more gigs in London this weekend.
However, that doesn’t mean she won’t visit Worthy Farm before her shoot.
During her recent appearance at the Coachella Festival in California, Billie used one of her dancers as a double so she could fly under the radar.
She confessed: “’I had a doppelganger, one of my dancers. We got a black wig and we put up some buns and we gave her a mask and sunglasses.
“Everyone thought it was me. I put on a big black coat and traffic vest, balaclava and goggles.
FRESH topped the album charts, George Ezra prepares for a secret set at Glastonbury after getting FOMO to not be there.
The Green Grass frontman will be one of many artists, including Bastille and Paolo Nutini, who will turn up for surprise performances this weekend.
I learned that George had arranged a last minute set after the line-up was announced because he was so jealous that everyone could play.
Speaking to The Sun in April, amid clear doubts, he said: ‘The problem with Glastonbury training is that it’s something I worry about until I’m the low.
“And when I’m there, I’m like, ‘Just stick me in any tent, I’ll come and play in somebody’s tent. I just want to be there’.
“I’m disgusted to miss Glastonbury this year, really.
“That’s another thing I do, I’m like, ‘Oh, I’m used to festivals now because I work them, I don’t need to go there for me’.
“Then the promo starts and you start hearing interviews from people who go there and you’re like, ‘Oh fuck, I’m going to miss this’.”
Now I can confirm that he will be making a surprise appearance on the John Peel Stage on Sunday – so he won’t have to play in anyone’s tent.
But I wouldn’t be surprised if that happens too.
THE BALL IS NOT OUT FOR DIANA ROSS
ZOE Ball will deflect Diana Ross’ set.
BBC Radio 2 host admits she would rather watch it on TV in favor of Irish punk rock band Fontaines DC
Diana will follow in the footsteps of Kylie Minogue and Dolly Parton and play the legends slot on Sunday at the Pyramid Stage.
Zoe said, “Oh Fontaines DC! I love them, I love them! All the! I can watch Diana Ross on TV when I get home.
The weekend promises to be family for the former party girl like her son Woody Cook made his Glastonbury debut last night on the Greenpeace stage.
Meanwhile, ex-husband Fatboy Slim will also be on hand to perform on the Sonic Stage tonight.
GRIFF SET TO MAKE A SPLASH
The RISING Griff star is keen to make his Glastonbury debut unforgettable.
The Black Hole singer, who recently supported Dua Lipa on her European tour, told me she bought a luxury teepee to camp after her spot on the John Peel stage today.
Griff told me: “After my set, I’m going to become a punter, which I’ve never done in a festival. I have a teepee.
“I’m staying for a few days. I brought some friends and we are going to relax.
“Everyone told me about it so I thought while I was playing I had to do it. I’m not too scared of camping so it’ll be fine.
If she needs to know the hotspots, she should ask Dua.
In 2019, the New Rules singer partied until 3 a.m. at NYC’s naughty club Downlow.
This year, the venue is home to some of the biggest names in dance music, including Honey Dijon, who reportedly worked on Beyonce’s upcoming album.
Of course, I would never participate in such debauchery, but rumor has it that NYC Downlow is the place to be.
WHEN Alice went down the rabbit hole, she was invited to her unbirthday.
So it seems only fitting that Lewis Carol-inspired Hidden Zone The Rabbit Hole at Glastonbury is going all out for the festival’s 50th anniversary.
Organizers were forced to scrap plans for a 50th anniversary weekend in 2020 due to the pandemic.
Keen to keep the party going around the clock, Frank Sinatra’s granddaughter, AJ Lambert, will take to the secret stage tonight at 3am.
Tomorrow, Dermot O’Leary will also play a celebrity-filled DJ set at 2am.