The Cure, Mumford & Sons and Foo Fighters have been announced as the headlining acts at the 2019 Hurricane Festival in Scheesel, Germany. The announcement was made in a teaser budget video released by the festival, which you can see below.
Papa Roach, Enter Shikari, The Streets, Frank Turner and The Wombats are also playing the star-studded three day festival, which takes place from 21 – 23 June next summer.
Having previously promised to play “around 20 festivals” next year, The Cure have already been confirmed for Rock Werchter in Belgium.
The news of The Cure’s Hurricane Festival headliner comes only days after the goth-rock legends announced their colossal show in Dublin planned for 8 June at Malahide Castle. Last month, Robert Smith and company 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.
“We will be headlining around 20 festivals next summer, mostly in Europe,” wrote Smith – before directing fans to the band’s official website and Facebook page for the latest information.
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.”
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