The Cure are to headline the Barclaycard Presents 2018 British Summer Time Festival. The event will take place in London’s Hyde Park on Saturday, 7 July and tickets for the show go on sale at 9am on Friday, 15 December.
The Cure will be celebrating 40 years since the release of their first ever single, ‘Killing An Arab’ late in 1978 and the Hyde Park extravaganza will be their first UK gig since their residency at London’s SSE Arena Wembley last winter. A highly-acclaimed live act, The Cure are renowned for their marathon, hit-packed, sprawling shows
Formed in 1976 by a teenage Robert Smith in Crawley, Sussex, The Cure have remained one of the UK’s most influential bands of the last four decades, always at the forefront of British post punk, selling over 30 million albums in the process. Among their numerous achievements are two Brit Awards and two Grammy Award nominations.
The British Summer Time show will also feature popular NYC quartet Interpol as the main support act. Fresh from the 15th anniversary tour for their widely-acclaimed debut album Turn On The Bright Lights, the band recently confirmed in the NME that they will be releasing new music in 2018.
A new record from Interpol has been mooted for some time. Earlier this year, a spokesman confirmed that they were “currently working on new material in their native New York”. According to reports in the NME, the album is also said to be “due for release through Matador Records in 2018.”
Also included on the bill are Goldfrapp, Editors, the recently-reformed Ride, Slowdive and The Twilight Sad. The Twilight Sad were especially hand-picked by The Cure as the support on their entire 2016 world tour.
Other headliners for the 2018 British Summer Time programme include Bruno Mars, Roger Waters, Michael Buble and Eric Clapton.
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