The Cure have revealed the latest of their planned headline slots for the 2019 festival season.
Having previously promised to play “around 20 festivals” next year, the band have now been announced as the bill-toppers at Hurricane Festival in Scheessel, Germany. They have already been confirmed for Rock Werchter in Belgium.
The announcement was made in a high budget teaser video released by the festival, which you can view below.
The gig comes a few weeks after the band announced their colossal show in Dublin planned for June 8 at Malahide Castle.
Last month, The Cure were also confirmed as headliners of the touring Rock On The Lawns Festival in South Africa. Those dates will take place in March, and will mark the first time that The Cure have played in the country.
Earlier this year, Smith revealed that The Cure would soon be recording new material and touring again next year – teasing that they could ‘maybe’ headline Glastonbury 2019. Now, Robert Smith has taken to Twitter to tell fans that they’ll be on heavy rotation on the festival circuit.
Speaking about new material in the summer, Smith said that he had “hardly written any words” since their last album ‘4:13 Dream’ in 2008, but was inspired by the discoveries he made in curating this year’s Meltdown Festival.
“I have tried to write songs about something other than how I felt but they’re dry, they’re intellectual, and that’s not me,” he told The Guardian.
Asked if he would be disappointed if the band were to never make another album, Smith replied: “I would now, yeah. Because I’ve committed myself to going into the studio and creating songs for the band, which I haven’t done for 10 years.
“Meltdown has inspired me to do something new because I’m listening to new bands. I’m enthused by their enthusiasm. So if it doesn’t work, I’ll be pretty upset, because it will mean that the songs aren’t good enough.”