- 30 Aug 19
It's all happening at Electric Picnic – including a sit-down Hot Press interview with Billie Eilish, that was filmed for a planned documentary on an international station that shall, for now, remain nameless.
Star struck? Ever so slightly. It's not every day that you get to meet – apologies to Taylor, Lana, Miley, Beyoncé etc. – the hottest pop star on the planet. And one with oodles of credibility to boot.
Accompanied by her mum, dad and bother Finneas, of course, Billie Eilish has been in town since yesterday. Time has been tight, but they got to drive round the Phoenix Park which Billie says was "stunning." She was super psyched to be in Dublin because that's where one of her favourite films, the John Carney-directed Once, was shot.
The whispers I heard earlier in the day about Glen Hansard coming down to Stradbally to meet her turn out to be true. "I'm not sure I'll be able to hold it together when we do because I'm such a massive fan,” Billie admits.
You'll have to wait to read the full interview in an upcoming Hot Press – we're teases, aren't we? – but suffice it to say that Justin Bieber, Stella McCartney and her dad Paul (the Beatles fella), Avril Lavigne, Gretta Thunberg and Dolores O'Riordan were all mentioned.
On stage tonight at 7.30 tonight, her Main Stage show will, we're sure, be awesome. Watch this space for the live review and pix.
Billie Eilish was selected by Hot Press as one of the 20 Trailblazers Shaping the Future of Music, in the cover story of the latest issue of Hot Press.