And so comes the time music lovers the world over look forward to – the unveiling of Glastonbury Festival’s major music act line-up. While rumours have been rife for a while and official confirmations that Stormzy would be headlining the Pyramid Stage on Friday while Kylie would be taking up the Sunday ‘Legends’ slot have already been forthcoming, no other acts had been announced. Until today.
Las Vegan rockers The Killers have been announced as Saturday night Pyramid stage headliners, their first return to top billing since 2007, while undoubtedly the act hitting up the most stages across this summer’s festivals – The Cure – will return to Worthy Farm’s pointed stage to close out the 2019 edition on Sunday. Of course, The Killers famously played a secret set in the John Peel tent at the last Glastonbury Festival back in 2017 – last summer being a furlough year.
Other massive acts announced today include Janet Jackson, George Ezra, Liam Gallagher, Miley Cyrus and Tame Impala. Quite which slots on which stages that eclectic mix of acts will land won’t be known until much closer to the June event.
As always, the Glastonbury acts list really is a who’s who of acts big and small, local and global. Irish rockers Snow Patrol return to the farm after a long break while current French darling Christine (and her Queens) returns after last visiting during the last edition. Pop sensations Billie Eilish, Sigrid, Aurora and Anne-Marie are all along for the ride.
42% of acts announced are female, highlighting the push for gender equality but it is disappointing to see that, as was the case in 2017, not a single Pyramid stage headliner is female. Room for improvement here for sure.
Damon Albarn’s The Good, The Bad & The Queen will be stopping by, rubbing shoulders with Ms Lauren Hill, Wu-Tang Clan, Cat Power and Sheryl Crow.
Massive talent Michael Kiwanuka will definitely be one to watch while Bastille will no doubt work the crowd. There are far too many amazing acts announced today to name-check them all, so check out the full listing below.
Many more acts are still to be announced and we won’t know what those horrible clashes will be forcing our hand at picking one great act over another for a while.
A significant major changes to the festival already revealed is that there will be no single use plastic bottles for sale anywhere on the site for the first time, reducing plastic waster to the tune of 1 million bottles! You can still bring your own plastic bottles of course, but minimising plastic waster in the steer.
You can still register to be in with a chance at resale tickets. Coach package resales will be on Thursday 25th April while general admission resales will be on Sunday 28th April: https://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/information/tickets/