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Reading Festival, Leeds FestivalFIRST BANDS CONFIRMED FOR READING & LEEDS FESTIVALS 2012

So finally the time has come for this year’s Reading and Leeds festival bands to be released – first up we have the headliners THE CURE, KASABIAN and  THE FOO FIGHTERS!

The Main Stage at Reading on the Friday and Leeds on the Saturday will have Paramore with their only uk festival appearance at Reading & Leeds Festival 2012, with Bombay Bicycle Club, You Me At Six, Crystal Castles, Angels & Airwaves, Coheed & Cambria, Cancer Bats, and Deaf Havana also confirmed. The Main Stage at Reading on the Saturday and Leeds on the Sunday will have Florence + The Machine second from top of the bill. Also confirmed are The Vaccines, Enter Shikari, The Shins, OFWGKTA, Mystery Jets, and Blood Red Shoes.

The Main Stage at Reading on the Sunday and Leeds on the Friday will have The Black Keys making their only UK festival appearance. That day will also see performances from Kaiser Chiefs, Bullet For My Valentine, All Time Low, The Gaslight Anthem, Eagles Of Death Metal, Band Of Skulls, and Pulled Apart By Horses.

On the Radio 1/NME Stage at Reading on the Friday and Leeds on the Saturday will be headliners The Maccabees, plus Foster the People, and The Courteeners.    The Radio 1/NME Stage at Reading on Saturday and Leeds on the Sunday will host At the Drive-In with their only UK festival appearance, plus The Cribs, Billy Talent, and Miike Snow.

At Reading on the Sunday and Leeds on the Friday Justice will headline the Radio 1/NME Stage, supported by Two Door Cinema Club, The Horrors, and SBTRKT.   The Dance Stage headliners are Metronomy on Saturday at Reading and Sunday at Leeds, with support from Katy B, Azealia Banks, and Jaguar Skills.

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Electric Picnic Festival, EireINITIAL ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2012

Just announced on their facebook page, the first artists confirmed for Electric Picnic 2012 The Cure, Sigur Rós, Elbow, Grizzly Bear, Orbital, Christy Moore, The Roots, Hot Chip, Glen Hansard, The xx, Metronomy, The Horrors, Azealia Banks, Roots Manuva, Bell X1, Staff Benda Bilili, Milagers, Ed Sheeran, Alabama Shakes, Cranes, Little Roy, Land Lovers, Baxter Dury, Jonathan Wilson, Solar Bears, Fatoumata Diawara, Willis Earl Beal, Lanterns on the Lake, DJ John Digweed

Tickets on sale this Friday at 9am from Ticketmaster and usual outlets.

For more ELECTRIC PICNIC FESTIVAL 2012 information and line up – click here >>>

Pinkpop Festival, NetherlandsPINKPOP ANNOUNCES MORE BANDS & DAY LINE UP FOR 2012

Just announced on their Twitter pages Pinkpop organisers have confirmed the following bands for Saturday 26th May – KYUSS LIVES!, KASABIAN, ANOUK, THE CURE, WILL AND THE PEOPLE, THE AFGHAN WHIGS, BEN HOWARD, MAJOR TOM, THE ASTEROIDS GALAXY TOUR,THE TING TINGS

Playing Sunday 27th May will be BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB, SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS, CHASE & STATUS, MASTODON, THE WOMBATS, KEANE, BABYLON CIRCUS, RACOON, THE KYTEMAN ORCHESTRA, SOUNDGARDEN, LINKIN PARK

Playing Monday 28th are JAMES MORRISON, GERS PARDOEL, SEASICK STEVE, THE SPECIALS, MUMFORD & SONS, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E-STREET BAND, SERENA PRYNE & THE MANDEVILLES, CHEF’SPECIAL, PAUL KALKBRENNER, BLOOD RED SHOES, HERBERT GRÖNEMEYER, THE HIVES

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FM4 Frequency Festival, AustriaNEW ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR AUSTRIA’S FM4 FREQUENCY FESTIVAL

Festival organisers have announced 8 more acts for this year’s festival that takes place from the 16th -18th August – The Cure, Enter Shikari, Milow, Katzenjammer, Daughter, Zulu Winter, Modeselektor live and Camo & Krooked live!

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Festival des Vieilles Charrues France 2012FIRST ACTS REVEALED FOR FESTIVAL DES VIEILLES CHARRUES 2012

Continuing their headlining tour of European festivals in 2012 THE CURE will add Festival des Vieilles Charrues to the ever growing list!  Joining them are JUSTICE, METRONOMY, THIEFAINE, SELAH SUE, CHINESE MAN, COEUR DE PIRATE, BRIGITTE, HOLLIE COOK, 1995 with more to be announced soon…

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Rock Werchter Festival, Belgium 2012ROCK WERCHTER ANNOUNCES 16 MORE BANDS FOR 2012!

Today is finally the day to name names. All at once there are 16 new names on the Rock Werchter bill for 2012, and they are: THE CURE, ELBOW, SNOW PATROL, dEUS, BLINK-182, KASABIAN, DEADMAU5, SKRILLEX, GARBAGE, KATY B, BEIRUT, DJ FRESH presents FRESH/LIVE, WOLFMOTHER, WIZ KHALIFA, KATZENJAMMER and X.

It has previously been announced that Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence + the Machine and Justice will appear at Rock Werchter 2012

More names will be announced soon…

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Primavera Sound Festival, SpainTHE CURE WILL PLAY AT SAN MIGUEL PRIMAVERA SOUND 2012

The mythical British band The Cure is joining the line up of the San Miguel Primavera Sound festival that is holding its twelfth edition from the 30th of May to the 3rd of June.

The band fronted by the charismatic Robert Smith, author of such unforgettable hits as “Friday I´m in Love”, “Just Like Heaven” and “Boys Don´t Cry” will be performing on Friday 1st of June at the Parc del Fòrum site in a show that will last for over two hours during which they will play a selection of songs from their fourteen studio albums, including tracks from “Wish”, celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year.

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Bilbao BBK Live Festival, SpainTHE CURE LEADS A SERIES OF ADDITIONS TO BILBAO BBK LIVE 2012

The Cure will be, along with Radiohead, one of the headliners of the seventh edition of the Bilbao BBK Live.

The Cure-Robert Smith (vocals, guitar), Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums) and Roger O’Donnell (keyboards) – will focus this summer by the major European festivals with a very special show: more than two hours performance with a set of songs chosen from their 14 studio albums, including his epic themes album ‘Wish’, which marks 20 years this 2012.

In addition to The Cure, Corizonas, The Inspector Cluzo & The FB’s Horns, Tribes and Zoe will also be at the Bilbao BBK Live 2012.

Corizonas is a sum, but it seems a multiplication because what’s under the name that brings together musicians from Raising Arizona and The Coronas is a true celebration of country, folk and sounds border. So testify his album, ‘The News Today’, and its direct incendiary.

For its part, the French duo The Inspector Cluzo (& The FB’s Horns) returns to Bilbao BBK Live to present ‘The 2 Mousquetaires’, an album dedicated to the Gascons and his defense of tradition.  With just a street EP produced by Mike Crossley (Arctic Monkeys, The Kooks) Tribes caught the attention of Frank Black (Pixies), who personally invited to open for them in London. Camden quartet arrives in Bilbao with ‘Baby’, his first feature.

Finally, Zoe can be considered the fathers of Mexican indie rock. They shaping her style since 1997, but was with “Rockanlover” his second album, and name with which the band refers to their fans when they found their own sound. With obvious influences from bands like The Charlatans and Stone Roses

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Optimus Alive! Festival, PortugalTHE CURE TO HEADLINE PORTUGAL’S OPTIMUS ALIVE FESTIVAL 2012!

The Cure have announced that they are headlining some of the biggest festivals in Europe this summer and among them, as might be expected, is Optimus Alive’12. They will perform on July 14th!

After the acclaimed performance in 2011 and Bestival show “Reflections” at the Royal Albert Hall, The Cure – Robert Smith (vocals, guitar), Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums) and Roger O’Donnell (Keyboard) – will play an alignment that exceed two hours and which will be included songs from all 14 studio albums, including the epic song “Wish”, which this year celebrates the 20th anniversary.

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Roskilde Festival DenmarkTHE CURE TO PLAY ROSKILDE 2012!
Robert Smith’s dark-romantic rock band is joined by AraabMuzik and Cold Specks.

We have another major act ready on a dark winter’s day. We proudly present a legendary band who has not played at Roskilde Festival since 2001.

THE CURE (UK) incarnates dark, British rock. In Scandinavia they are a huge act and a true audience favourite, not least due to a series of exceptional concerts at Roskilde Festival throughout the band’s long career. Dark-edged albums such as Pornography and Disintegration have secured The Cure a legendary status among rock critics. At the same time, Robert Smith and his black entourage are popular among a wide audience because of hits such as “Close To Me” and “Friday I’m In Love”. A concert with The Cure at Roskilde Festival is a great chance to experience the Brits’ grandiose, gothic rock live under the Scandinavian summer’s sky.

The Cure is joined by a couple of younger artists:

ARAABMUZIK (US) delivers a superior display of virtuoso skills, darkening the future of the guitar solo. With his beat-up MPC – an advanced drum and sample machine – as a starting point, Abraham Orellana creates harsh, cut-up, MC-free hip hop that mutates between trance, mash-up, dubstep and countless other urban, electronic genres.

COLD SPECKS (CAN) plays some kind of classic, American blues folk with a distinctive singer at the centre. With a little picking on her acoustic guitar – occasionally accompanied by a little cello and piano – the 23-year-old Al Spx creates a goosebumps-inducing atmosphere. A brand-new debutant with a voice from the old days.

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e-tainmentnews european festival blog logoTHE CURE TO HEADLINE EUROPEAN FESTIVALS IN 2012
The Cure have announced on their website today that they will be headlining a series of major European festivals this summer!

The first 3 festivals confirmed are:

Hultsfred Festival – Sweden – more info >>>
Hurricane Festival – Germany – more info >>>
Southside Festival – Germany – more info >>>

There are more dates to come so stay tuned…..

Bestival Festival, Isle of Wight UKFIRST HEADLINER ANNOUNCED – THE CURE (ONLY EUROPEAN SHOWIN 2011)

THE CURE have been confirmed as Saturday headliners for next year’s Bestival – organiser Rob Da Bank announced earlier today via his Twitter page

Iconic Cure frontman Robert Smith commented: “I am delighted and excited that The Cure’s only European festival performance in 2011 will be at Bestival… We will do all we can to help make it a weekender to remember!”

Primal Scream Present Screamadelica will be playing the Big Top stage on Saturday.  Other acts announced today include  Brian Wilson, Magnetic Man, Robyn, Crystal Castles, Dj Shadow, Katy B, Lfo, Omar Souleyman, 65daysofstatic-Live Film Score, Cranes, Boys Noize, Diplo, A Trak, Norman Jay, Grandmaster Flash,  David Rodigan, 2 Bears, Carte Blanche, Pantha Du Prince, Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain .

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