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The Cure announce new concert film to celebrate their 40th anniversary

The Cure have announced a new concert film to celebrate some of the band's 40th anniversary shows. Read more: The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ at 30: a love letter to the album dry ice was invented for CURÆTION-25: From There To Here | From Here To There will be built around footage from the band's set at the 2018 edition of the Southbank Centre's...

The Cure’s Simon Gallup replaced by his son on bass as he’s forced to pull out of Japanese festival

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The Cure's Simon Gallup was forced to pull out of a recent show in Japan due to a "serious personal situation," but instead of the band cancelling their performance, Gallup's son Eden stepped in to replace his father on bass. Read more: The Big Read – EXCLUSIVE – The Cure: "Glastonbury won't be the only time I'll burst into tears...

Øya Festival 2019 completes line-up with nearly 50/50 gender split bill for third year in a row

Øya Festival have completed their line-up for 2019, boasting a nearly 50/50 gender split line-up for the third year in a row. After 2018’s event featured the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Lykke Li, St Vincent, Kendrick Lamar and many more, this year will see the Oslo festival welcome The Cure, Robyn, Tame Impala, Christine & The Queens, Sigrid, James...

The story of Madrid’s scorching Mad Cool Festival 2019 in pictures

Glasto may be over for another year, but don't let the post-Worthy Farm blues get you down: there are still a ton of wicked festivals that you can head to with your pals over the next few summer months. One example of the many other brilliant live music events which annually fill the festival calendar is Madrid's Mad Cool...

The Twilight Sad at Mad Cool 2019: more like group primal scream therapy than ‘entertainment’

There are some bands who have their stage moves choreographed like a ballet and banter scripted like a pantomime. The Twilight Sad are no such band. As the huge crowd that fills out the modest Mondo Sonoro Stage at Mad Cool 2019 discover, The ‘Sad pull off something that feels more like group primal scream therapy than anything you might...

The Cure carry on their Glastonbury high with giddily joyous Mad Cool 2019 set

“There’s an atmosphere and everyone’s clicking,” The Cure frontman Robert Smith told NME in an exclusive interview last week after their glorious finale set at Glastonbury 2019. “For the first time ever, I’m able to talk to the others on stage. Everyone gets on really well, and it’s such a joy to be playing.” See our beautiful photos from The...

Billie Eilish, The Cure’s Robert Smith and Kylie Minogue donate Glastonbury outfits to charity

Kylie Minogue, Billie Eilish and The Cure's Robert Smith are among the Glastonbury Festival artists who have donated clothes to Oxfam in the fight against "throwaway fashion". Minogue, who won acclaim for her performance in the festival's traditional legends slot, has donated a sun visor which she brought to the event but did not wear on stage. Other in-demand items up...

EXIT festival day one: The Cure light up Serbia’s Peace Fortress

For a festival set in a fortress that never saw a single act of conflict, EXIT festival sure started with a bang. Barely have the gates opened when The Cure take to the main stage, in a corner of the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad that feels like a fairy grotto of lamp-lit trees, with the sweep of sparkling...

Guitar sales soar following The Cure’s Glastonbury headline set

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Guitar sales have reportedly soared in the wake of The Cure's headline set at last weekend's Glastonbury. Retailer guitarguitar, founded in Edinburgh in 2004, has reported a jump of 16% in sales of electric guitars at the weekend, as The National reports. The store's website, meanwhile, saw a 20% boost in visitors aged 18 to 24. Read more: Sunday, we’re in...

The Cure’s Robert Smith is “intent” on releasing their next album before the end of 2019

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The Cure's Robert Smith has said that he's "intent" on releasing the band's next album before the end of the year. The Crawley goth-rockers are currently working on their fourteenth record – the first since 2008's '4:13 Dream'. Speaking to NME for this week's Big Read, only five days after headlining Glastonbury, Smith described their upcoming offering as "downbeat and heavy". Smith...