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Billie Eilish's Mum Speaks Out Ahead Of Daughter's Record-Breaking Glastonbury Performance

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Billie Eilish's Mum Speaks Out Ahead Of Daughter's Record-Breaking Glastonbury Performance

Billie Eilish's mum has opened up about her feelings towards her daughter's Glastonbury performance.

Eilish is set to take to the stage at the Somerset festival as the headline act tonight, 24 June.

She is not only become the festival's youngest-ever solo headliner, but also the festival's first female headliner since Adele in 2016.

However, while the performance acts as a solid marker of the 20-year-old's immense success, Eilish's mother, Maggie Baird, has spoken out about how it is 'very hard to process at the same time'.

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Billie Eilish's mother Maggie Baird has opened up about her daughter's Glastonbury performance. Credit: @maggiembaird/ Instagram
Billie Eilish's mother Maggie Baird has opened up about her daughter's Glastonbury performance. Credit: @maggiembaird/ Instagram

Baird – a screenwriter, actor and former teacher of an acting group – reflected that Eilish's achievement in performing as Glastonbury's youngest-ever solo headliner is 'definitely amazing'.

She 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.

"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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Baird said Eilish's performance at Glastonbury is a 'pinch me' moment. Credit: Alamy
Baird said Eilish's performance at Glastonbury is a 'pinch me' moment. Credit: Alamy

However, Baird also noted the 'tremendous amount of stress, pressure, hard work and exhaustion' that surround 'all these amazing, incredible moments in a career'.

"And so it’s really important that you not let these big events just become something to check off your list. And this is just me watching!

"But even for Billie, you have to keep thinking: ‘Wow, here’s where I am right now, and this is happening.’

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"We see her doing it all the time, she stops on stage and is like: ‘Wow’, which I love," she said.

Baird warned that there is also a 'tremendous amount of pressure' which comes with such big achievements. Credit: Alamy
Baird warned that there is also a 'tremendous amount of pressure' which comes with such big achievements. Credit: Alamy

Baird plays a pivotal role in Eilish's career and is accompanying the singer on her Happier Than Ever Tour. She is currently in the middle of performing six shows at the O2 Arena in London.

Baird joked that she 'feel[s] for [Eilish] a lot' because of it being 'hard' to have 'family around' all the time.

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"But on the other hand, when you’re going through these kinds of things, it’s helpful and important. I think it’s a real balance.

"We’re very lucky. Finneas and Billie make each other laugh like nobody’s business.

"It’s also really important to have one person who’s your advocate in a larger sense, not just what you need in the moment but what you need in the larger picture of your life. I hope she thinks it’s a good trade," the mum noted.

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Despite Eilish's roaring and continued success and fame, Baird explained how moments of normality can still be found between the pair.

She reflected: "You have these super glamorous, powerful moments, and the next day you’re packing your bag and watching The Office over dinner."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Billie Eilish, Music, Glastonbury, Festivals, UK News, Parenting

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