Glastonbury 2019: The Killers and The Cure announced as final headliners
The acts join previously announced artists such as Stormzy and Kylie Minogue
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.
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.
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 Chemical Brothers
Ms Lauryn Hill
Christine and the Queens
Two Door Cinema Club
Years & Years
The Good, The Bar & The Queen
Rex Orange County
Kurt Vile & The Violators
The Comet is Coming
Sharon Van Etten
Sons of Kemet
Fat White Family
This is the Kit
Published: March 17, 2019 12:58 PM