Glastonbury 2019 line-up revealed, with The Killers and The Cure being announced as the final two headliners for Glastonbury 2019. The two bands will join Stormzy as the festivals main events, on the Pyramid Stage at the festival. This year’s, five-day festival will be returning, for the first time since 2017 after a traditional fallow year, to Worthy Farm, in Somerset, between the 26th and the 30th of June 2019.
The line-up was confirmed on Twitter this morning, with The Killers and The Cure being revealed as the final Pyramid Stage headliners. The announcement comes after Stormzy was confirmed, to headline the Pyramid Stage, back in November 2018. Stormzy will take top billing on the Pyramid Stage, on Friday night, while The Killers and The Cure will follow with respective performances on the Saturday and Sunday night of the festival.
Here is the first Glastonbury Festival 2019 line-up poster, which includes our final two Pyramid Stage headliners: @TheKillers (Saturday) and @TheCure (Sunday). Many more acts and attractions still to be announced. pic.twitter.com/jYOoTQQurf
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) March 15, 2019
Among the first series of acts revealed and joining the trio of stellar, crowed pleasing, headliners is 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, Bastile, Billie Eilish, and Hozier.
The announcement comes as it has been revealed that 42% of the acts confirmed, Glastonbury 2019, are female. This reflects a recent push for festivals to offer a gender-balanced line-up. Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue was previously announced for the prestigious ‘Legends’ slot, on Sunday afternoon, the announcement came after Festival co-ordinator Emily Eavis promised to work towards a 50/50 gender balance across the line-up.
Speaking about working towards gender equality, at the festival, Emily Eavis, said: “The gender balance is something I consider at every stage of the booking process. We’re a little way off being 50/50 across the whole festival, but in 2017 the Park Stage was 50/50 and that will be the case on other stages this year. We’re definitely moving in the right direction.”
The following acts are also on the bill and will be joining the already stellar line-up is Sigrid, Snow Patrol, Cat power, Wu-Tang Clan, Anne-Marie, Years & Years, Sheryl Crow, The Good The Bad & The Queen, Hot Chip, Stefflon Don, Jon Hopkins, Santigold, The Streets, Lizzo, Kamasi Washington, Idles, Rosalia, Johnny Marr, Diplo, Mavis Staples, Rex Orange Country, BCUC, Little Simz, Michael Kiwanuka, and Kate Tempest.
Completing the first series of acts is 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, and Shura.
As ever, the line-up was the subject of much debate amongst fans on social media. “This was going to be my first Glastonbury Festival. I was insanely excited. Then I saw the line-up,” said one fan. While, another said: “The Killers headlined when I went to Leeds ‘08. And isn’t George Ezra more Latitide than Glastonbury? Also SNOW PATROL in 2019?”
Meanwhile, others were keen to express their praise for the line-up, which 42% female. One fan wrote: “Props to Glastonbury for over a 40% female artisit lineup. Seemed too tricky to have any of the 3 pyramid headliners ladies tho!” While, another said: “42% of the acts at glastonbury are female love that for us.”