The line-up was confirmed on Twitter this morning – with The Cure and The Killers revealed as the final Pyramid Stage headliners after Stormzy was confirmed in November 2018.
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
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.
The first raft of acts also includes performances from Liam Gallagher, Janet Jackson, George Ezra, Miley Cyrus and Tame Impala.
42% of the acts are female, reflecting a recent push for festivals to offer a gender-balanced line-up. None of the headliners are women, however, with Adele the last female to top the Pyramid Stage when she played in 2016.
While specific stage details are yet to be revealed, fans can also expect sets from The Chemical Brothers, Vampire Weekend, Lauryn Hill, Christine & The Queens, Two Door Cinema Club and Jorja Smith.
Also included on the bill is Janelle Monae, who was previously confirmed as the first West Holts Stage headliner, and Lizzo – who exclusively confirmed her set to NME.
All tickets are currently sold out, but a resale for unwanted tickets will take place on Sunday April 28.
Confirming their headline appearance at Glastonbury, which comes two years after a secret appearance in 2017, The Killers wrote: “Well folks, there ya have it. It’s true. Be with us.”
Well folks, there ya have it. It’s true. Be with us. pic.twitter.com/3tNaydy4fX
— The Killers (@thekillers) March 15, 2019
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. “The Killers headlined when I went to Leeds ‘08. And isn’t George Ezra more Latitide than Glastonbury? Also SNOW PATROL in 2019?”
This was going to be my first Glastonbury Festival. I was ???????? excited. Then I saw the line-up.
The Killers headlined when I went to Leeds ‘08. And isn’t George Ezra more Latitide than Glastonbury? Also SNOW PATROL in 2019? pic.twitter.com/jecerId3dC
— Rosie Percy (@rosiepercy) March 15, 2019
Anyone else find the #Glastonbury2019 line-up disappointing? Stormzy and Kylie fair, but the rest is boring and predictable ?♀️
— Haych Parker (@Haych_Pea) March 15, 2019
However others were keen to praise the line-up, 42% of which is female.
Props to Glastonbury for over a 40% female artisit lineup. Seemed too tricky to have any of the 3 pyramid headliners ladies tho! ??
— Jo ?#savethenhs (@Jo_joblogs) March 15, 2019
42% of the acts at glastonbury are female love that for us????
— hollie? (@hollieh0llie) March 15, 2019
— Sophie Amor (@sophiejournals) March 15, 2019
— Megan Rose Cooke (@megann_rose) March 15, 2019
For me this is the best @glastofest line up for years, and I’ve been going since ‘99!
— Andy Dangerfield (@andydangerfield) March 15, 2019
Others were keen to point out that for many, Glastonbury isn’t even about the big names on the line-up. “This is probably around 1% of the artists that will be performing at Glastonbury this year, always so much more to discover.”
This is probably around 1% of the artists that will be performing at Glastonbury this year, always so much more to discover.
— Dazza (@DAndrews101) March 15, 2019
Away from the music at Glastonbury 2019, it was recently revealed that festival-goers can expect an “evolving show in the sky” to replace the iconic Arcadia Spider.
A spokesman for Arcadia said: “Same field – new world! We are currently wrestling giant bits of machinery.”