The Bookies' rumours were true. Brandon Flowers' Killers and Robert Smith's The Cure are joining Stormzy
Cai Trefor
10:59 15th March 2019

Loose lips behind the scenes mean the official Glastonbury 2019 festival line up is huge but hardly surprising. 

Last month, we reported that The Killers and The Cure were odds on to snag the remaining two headline slots and today we can confirm these two brilliant bands are joining Stormzy. They headline on the Saturday and Sunday respectively.

The Killers last headlined this festival in 2007 alongside Arctic Monkeys and The Who. And the 'Mr. Brightside' hitmakers are making a return sooner than expected: "This will probably be the last time we play here. You only get one real shot at it and this is ours. If we ever come back, we’ll be The Who‘s age," Brandon Flowers told NME mistakenly in 2007.

The Cure, meanwhile, are taking the top spot on the bill for the fourth time ever having performed there in 1986, 1990, and 1995. Perhaps they are doing a nostalgic tour celebrating 40 years as a band, but ultimately their sound is timeless and relevant. The kings of goth and Crawley have enriched our airwaves by inspiring countless brilliant bands who've come after them, including The Killers.

Masters of melody and melancholy, the strength of the draw of the dark wave legends' set will be huge. Hearing the colossal barrage of hits that will be emanating from the beautiful Pilton farm on 30 June can't be anything but one of the musical highlights of the year.

Elsewhere, on the bill there's a big coup: Legends of the music industry Janet Jackson is the next huge name in pop to be unveiled. She slots next to Kylie high up the bill as one of the must-sees on the Pyramid Stage.

Other highlights on this huge bill, include Interpol who came back with the single 'The Rover' and awesome album Marauder last year. They are sounding more visceral and rabble-rousing live than ever before.

Also, Kurt Vile is on there after impressing with his sprawling space-country album Bottle It In last year.

Perhaps the band set to steal the show, though, are Low. They were number five in our albums of the year and will be unmissable. It's an album that's challenging the script and making music that's sonically nothing you've ever quite heard before.

Other huge Gigwise favourites added to the line-up include: The Chemical Brothers, The Good, Damon Albarn's The Bad & The Queen, South Africa pan-generational dance band BCUC, and the mighty Fat White Family, whose single 'Feet' indicates an impressive third studio album is on the way.

Tickets to Glastonbury sold out in 36 minutes and registration closed.

But there are myriad alternative ways to get in. See our guide here 

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