The Cure Glastonbury Rumour

The Cure to headline ‘around 20’ festivals next year, including Glastonbury?

3rd October 2018 Off By

The Cure’s Robert Smith has confirmed that the band will be headlining around 20 festivals next summer, with most of them set to be in Europe.

In a recent interview with NME, Smith was asked about the potential for the band to play at Glastonbury. He gave this mixed response:

“Yeah, maybe. We haven’t had a happy history with Glastonbury over the years.

“Although we’ve headlined three times, we’ve never been on the best of terms. I don’t know if they forgive and forget. There are enough other festivals for us to play.”

The Cure have yet to release any 2019 tour dates except for two in March, so we can’t take a look at their schedule to see if there’s currently a gap over Glastonbury weekend.

Smith both curated and played at Meltdown Festival this summer, as part of the band’s 40th-anniversary celebrations.

He also headlined a BST event in Hyde Park, described by NME Magazine as “pure perfection.”

Since this summer’s festivals, the band have returned to writing new music. They plan to release a new album at some point in the near-future.