‘It stays mind-blowing’: Billie Eilish’s mum on her daughter making Glastonbury history

Maggie Baird will watch Eilish perform as the youngest ever solo headliner, and she also has a climate crisis documentary in the festival

Headlining Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage – the most recognised festival platform in the world – has always been a career-defining moment. When 20-year-old Billie Eilish makes history as the youngest ever solo headliner on Friday, one familiar face is guaranteed to be there among the hundreds of thousands – her mother.

“It’s definitely amazing but very hard to process at the same time,” said Maggie Baird. “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. 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.”

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