Could The Cure Headline Glastonbury Again?

20 October 2018, 12:30 | Updated: 20 October 2018, 12:31

Robert Smith of The Cure, headlining Glastonbury in 1995
Robert Smith of The Cure, headlining Glastonbury in 1995. Picture: Martyn Goodacre/Getty Images

What are The Cure frontman's thoughts on whether the band will headline the Pyramid Stage in the future?

With The Cure announcing that they would play "around 20 festivals" in 2019, rumours are currently hotting up that the band could headline Glastonbury in 2019.

Earlier thsi year, Robert Smith talked about the possibility of the band performing at Worthy Farm.

Asked if the Just Like Heaven legends would headline the festival again, he told BBC 6Music in April: "Yeah, maybe. We haven't had a happy history with Glastonbury over the years.

"Although we've headlined three times, 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.

The Cure headlined the famous Somerset festival in 1986, 1990 and 1995, and their frontman has previously been candid about their experience, which included a festival-goer being air-lifted hospital.

Speaking about their 1990 set in an edition of The Cure newsletter from December of the same year, the Lullaby singer said: "Glastonbury was ok, but its organisation does leave an awful lot to be desired.

"There should have been crush barriers in the main field - the one particular incident down the front with the girl being given the kiss of life shocked us a bit too much to really get into the set."

The Telegraph's review of the festival mirrored Robert Smith's sentiment at the time, describing the scenes as like a "war zone," writing: "Interruption by helicopter or ambulance was the least of the problems facing the performers on the celebrated Pyramid stage: these were hardly the ideal conditions to demonstrate artistic excellence."

Meanwhile, The Close to Me singer - who curated the Meltdown festival at London's Southbank in June - admitted the role has inspired him to get back into the studio.

"I've listened to more new music in the last six months than I ever have," he mused.

"I've suddenly fallen in love with the idea of writing new songs, so it's had a really good effect on me."

The Cure marked their 40th anniversary as a band with a special gig at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park on 7 July.