The Killers and The Cure to headline Glastonbury

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Some of the 2019 Glastonbury line-up (L-R): The Killers, Billie Eilish, Stormzy, Janelle Monae, The Cure

The Killers and The Cure will top the bill at the 2019 Glastonbury Festival this June, it’s been revealed.

They’re among more than 60 acts joining this year’s line-up, including RB legends Janet Jackson and Lauryn Hill.

Stormzy had already been revealed as the Friday night headliner; while Kylie Minogue will play the coveted “legend slot” on Sunday afternoon.

The festival kicks off on Worthy Farm on 26 June, with full coverage on BBC radio, television and online.

Other acts announced on Friday morning include:

  • George Ezra
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Christine The Queens
  • Jorja Smith
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Wu Tang Clan
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Anne-Marie
  • The Streets
  • Billie Eilish
  • Sigrid
  • Tame Impala
  • Two Door Cinema Club

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Janet Jackson is making her Glastonbury debut, with her first UK concert in eight years

  • The Chemical Brothers
  • Idles
  • Years Years
  • Bastille
  • Little Simz
  • Rosalía
  • Johnny Marr
  • Loyle Carner
  • Mavis Staples
  • Neneh Cherry
  • Jon Hopkins
  • Diplo

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Although the three Pyramid Stage headliners are all male, 42% of the currently-announced line-up is female, highlighting the festival’s commitment to gender parity.

“The gender balance is something I consider at every stage of the booking process,” said festival organiser Emily Eavis in an interview last month.

“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 Cure’s headline performance is their first since 1995 and their fourth overall, meaning they tie with Coldplay as the festival’s most-frequent headliners.

The Killers previously topped the bill in 2007; while Kylie was booked for the top slot in 2005, before breast cancer forced her to pull out.

“It will be 14 years since I was originally meant to appear there and so much has happened up to now,” said the singer, as she announced her return last December.

“I can’t wait to see you all there to share this special show.”

Glastonbury is expected to announce the rest of the bill closer to the festival itself.

The event sold out in just half an hour last October, but cancelled tickets will be put back on sale on Sunday, 28 April.

Eavis recently confirmed that The Prodigy had been booked to play prior to frontman Keith Flint’s tragic death last week.

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