After leading the rumour mill over the past few months, The Cure have finally been announced as headliners for this summer’s Glastonbury Festival.
Revealed earlier today, the group’s return to Glastonbury adds further support to their 40th-anniversary tour, where they’ll be playing a host of additional festivals across Europe (including Belgium’s Rock Werchter and Serbia’s EXIT Festival). They will close out the Pyramid Stage on Sunday 30th June.
Last April, frontman Robert Smith spoke with 6 Music’s Matt Everitt on the prospects of returning to Glastonbury, describing their rocky relationship saying “Yeah, maybe. We haven’t had a happy history with Glastonbury over the years…. 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.”
2019 marks The Cure’s fourth time headlining Glastonbury; their last stint was back in 1995, having previously also played in 1990 and 1986.
Check the first wave lineup below: