Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 15 October 2019

Glastonbury 2019: The Killers and The Cure announced as final headliners

The acts join previously announced artists such as Stormzy and Kylie Minogue

From left to right: Robert Smith of The Cure; Stormzy; and Brandon Flowers from The Killers. These are the three headline acts at Glastonbury 2019. PA Images
From left to right: Robert Smith of The Cure; Stormzy; and Brandon Flowers from The Killers. These are the three headline acts at Glastonbury 2019. PA Images

The first headliner announced for the much-awaited annual music festival in Somerset was Stormzy (much to the chagrin of dedicated rock-lovers), back in November 2018, and now the final acts to headline Glastonbury 2019 have been revealed.

Alongside the British grime star, US rock band The Killers and English goth indie outfit The Cure will also take to the main Pyramid Stage when the UK festival takes place in June.

Brandon Flowers's band will headline on the Saturday, while Robert Smith et al will grace the stage on Sunday. Stormzy will close the Pyramid Stage on Friday night.

With the announcement, The Cure become the only group, other than Coldplay, to have headlined the festival a total of four times, as they also took the top slots in 1986, 1990 and 1995.

The Killers last topped the bill in 2007.

Janet Jackson has also confirmed she'll be playing at the festival for the first time, her first UK show in years. Other Glasto newbies include American singer-songwriter Ms Lauryn Hill and Wrecking Ball singer Miley Cyrus.

Kylie Minogue has also been announced to play in the Sunday afternoon legend slot. It comes 14 years after the Australian songstress was forced to cancel her Glastonbury gig due to breast cancer.

British rock band Bastille have been added to the line-up as well, just days after it was announced the group will also be performing in Abu Dhabi on March 29.

British band Bastille will headline the Club Social festival at Yas Beach on March 29. Courtesy Club Social
British band Bastille will also headline the Club Social festival at Yas Beach on March 29. Courtesy Club Social

The Prodigy had been booked for a 2019 appearance, but due to frontman Keith Flint's tragic death, the band has pulled out, and cancelled all other forthcoming dates.

The festival kicks off at Worthy Farm on Wednesday, June 26 and runs until Sunday, June 30.

Tickets for the event sold out in 30 minutes when they were released last October, but any cancelled tickets will be back on sale on Sunday, April 28.

The full line-up will be released closer to the festival dates.

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While all three headline acts are all-male, 42 per cent of the entire Glastonbury 2019 line-up is female, which highlights the organiser's commitment to equal gender opportunities. "The gender balance is something I consider at every stage of the booking process," said festival organiser Emily Eavis.

The festival will also be tackling pollution at this year's events, as organisers announced it would no longer sell single-use plastic water bottles.

The acts playing at Glastonbury 2019 so far:

The Killers

The Cure

Stormzy

Kylie Minogue

Janet Jackson

George Ezra

Liam Gallagher

Miley Cyrus

Tame Impala

The Chemical Brothers

Vampire Weekend

Ms Lauryn Hill

Janelle Monae

Christine and the Queens

Two Door Cinema Club

Jorja Smith

Bastille

Billie Eilish

Hozier

Sigrid

Snow Patrol

Cat Power

Wu-Tang Clan

Anne-Marie

Years & Years

Sheryl Crow

The Good, The Bar & The Queen

Hot Chip

Stefflon Don

Jon Hopkins

Santigold

The Streets

Lizzo

Kamasi Washington

Idles

Rosalia

Johnny Marr

Diplo

Mavis Staples

Rex Orange County

BCUC

Little Simz

Michael Kiwanuka

Kate Tempest

Loyle Carner

King Princess

Jungle

Neneh Cherry

Kurt Vile & The Violators

The Comet is Coming

Interpol

Pale Waves

Friendly Fires

Sharon Van Etten

Pond

Sons of Kemet

Aurora

Fat White Family

This is the Kit

Maribou State

Fatoumata Diawara

Bugzy Malone

Low

Sam Fender

Shura

Updated: March 17, 2019 12:58 PM

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