Billie Eilish will make history when she takes to the Pyramid Stage on Friday night as Glastonbury Festival's youngest-ever solo headliner.

The Grammy-winning singer, 20, will perform alongside her brother and co-writer Finneas O’Connell.

The US pop star made her Glastonbury debut in 2019 when she performed on the Other Stage and treated crowds to a string of tracks such as Bad Guy and You Should See Me In A Crown.

In the weeks leading up to Glastonbury, Eilish has played a string of UK and European tour dates and also hosted a climate event, Overheated, at London’s O2 Arena.

Festival-goers enjoy the early evening sun during day two of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in the UK

She also topped the bill at Coachella in the US in April, bringing out guests Khalid and Damon Albarn for a set that thrilled fans and reviewers.

Eilish’s mum Maggie Baird said her daughter’s history-making set at Glastonbury is "definitely amazing but very hard to process at the same time".

Baird, an actor, screenwriter and former theatre troupe teacher, told The Guardian: "It’s a very pinch-me moment. People always ask, 'How do you feel on this momentous day?’ But as a parent, everything your kid does from the beginning is kind of amazing.

Mel C performing on the William's Green stage

"I was blown away when she was playing the little club in our tiny area of Highland Park (in Los Angeles). It just stays mind-blowing."

Paul McCartney will also make history as Glastonbury Festival’s oldest ever solo headliner when he takes to the stage on Saturday.

The festival will see the former Beatle return to top the Pyramid stage bill for the second time after a performance in 2004.

Paul McCartney is also set to make history this weekend

It marks exactly a week after celebrating his 80th birthday and 60 years of music-making.

The music offering this year will also feature Kendrick Lamar headlining on Sunday, with Diana Ross filling the Sunday Teatime Legends slot.

Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis on Friday morning said the festival site is "looking amazing" and "so beautiful".

She told BBC Radio 1: "The festival is basically happening now; everybody (has) arrived. There’s 100,000 people here and it’s just absolutely gorgeous. Seeing the valley full of tents and flags and people, it’s exactly how it should be. It’s a really good vibe down here."

Festival goers during day two of Glastonbury Festival

Ms Eavis was speaking as day three of the musical festival dawned on Worthy Farm, where Eilish will make history.

Apart from Eilish, the line-up for the Pyramid Stage on Friday includes Sam Fender, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Wolf Alice, Crowded House and Rufus Wainwright.

Ziggy Marley is Friday’s first performer of the day, on the Pyramid stage, starting at 12.15pm.

Other acts performing on Friday include the Sugababes on the Avalon Stage and Foals and St Vincent on the Other Stage, which also features Friday performances from Kae Tempest and The Libertines.

Eurovision winners Kalush Orchestra will also mark their first performance in the UK since their win, with a performance of Shangri-La’s Truth Stage on Friday’s bill.

Source: Press Association