The Cure in 2019: where to see the British rock band?

The Cure have been announced for several festivals this summer. Although more are still to be confirmed, this is an overview of where you can see the British band in 2019.

In September, lead singer Robert Smith revealed that The Cure will be headlining around twenty festivals this summer, mostly in Europe. The only remaining question is, of course, which festivals?

You can see the full list of shows here, with more information about the festivals below:

  • 16 March 2019: Rock on the Lawns, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • 21 March 2019: Rock on the Lawns, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • 8 June 2019: Malahide Castle, Dublin, Ireland.
  • 13-16 June 2019: Nova Rock, Nickelsdorf, Austria.
  • 16 June 2019: Firenze Rocks, Florence, Italy.
  • 21-23 June 2019: Hurricane Festival, Scheeßel, Germany.
  • 21-23 June 2019: Southside Festival, Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany.
  • 24-26 June 2019: INmusic, Zagreb, Croatia.
  • 28 June 2019: Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium.
  • 4 July 2019: Exit Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia.
  • 6 July 2019: Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark.
  • 11 July 2019: NOS Alive, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 11-13 July 2019: Mad Cool, Madrid, Spain.
  • 17 July 2019: Ejekt Festival, Athens, Greece.
  • 18-20 July 2019: Colours of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic.
  • 22 July 2019: Rock the City, Bucharest, Romania.
  • 7 August 2019: Øyafestivalen, Oslo, Norway.
  • 9-11 August 2019: Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 16 August 2019: Glasgow Summer Sessions, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 23 August 2019: Rock en Seine, Paris, France.

Rock on the Lawns 2019

We already know that The Cure will kickstart their touring with two South African shows in MarchRock on the Lawns is an annual event that takes place in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. The festival has welcomed famous rock acts throughout the years, including Pixies two years ago. Apart from great musical acts, it features gourmet food trucks and beer gardens.

  • Dates: 16 and 21 March 2019.
  • Location: Carnival City, Johannesburg, and Kenilworth, Cape Town.
  • Tickets: on sale here.

Nova Rock 2019

The confirmation for Nova Rock was no surprise, following the leak that revealed a big part of the lineup. This will be the band’s first appearance at the annual music festival that takes place near the Hungarian and Slovak borders in Nickelsdorf, Austria. The festival was organized for the first time in 2005 and has since become Austria’s biggest rock festival.

  • Location: Nickelsdorf, Austria.
  • Date: 14-16 June 2019.
  • Tickets: on sale, from €170 (3-day pass).
  • For more information, visit the official website.

Firenze Rocks 2019

The first announcement for European festival came when Firenze Rocks revealed their first headliner. On 16 June, The Cure will close the festival, which takes place annually at the Visarno Arena in Florence, Italy. In the last 3 years, the festival has hosted some of the most important rock bands of all time, such as the Foo Fighters, Aerosmith and Guns N’ Roses. Ed Sheeran has also been announced for 2019.

  • Location: Visarno Arena, Parco delle Cascine, Florence, Italy.
  • Date: 13-16 June 2019.
  • Tickets: day tickets from €63,25.
  • For more information, visit the official website.

Hurricane & Southside 2019

After opening their festival season in Italy, the Englishmen will head north to Germany. They were among the first announced names to perform at Hurricane & Southside, two annual music festivals in Germany with an identical lineup. The festivals are considered to be two of the largest in the country, with more than 50,000 people attending each festival every year. In 2019, the other headliners will be Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons, and Die Toten Hosen.

  • Location: Scheeßel and Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany.
  • Date: 21-23 June 2019.
  • Tickets: on sale for €169,00 (three-day pass).
  • For more information, visit the official website.

INmusic 2019

The English band was the first announced name for Croatian music festival INmusic, but the date remains unspecified. The festival is most notable for taking its place at three beautiful islands of lake Jarun. Previously, INmusic was a host to many notable artists such as Iggy Pop, Arctic Monkeys, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Franz Ferdinand, Queens of the Stone Age and more.

  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia.
  • Date: 24-26 June 2019.
  • Tickets: early bird tickets are on sale for €67.
  • For more information, see the official website.

Rock Werchter 2019

The Cure’s last stop in June is a festival that is well known to the band. This will be their seventh time at Rock Werchter. Seven years after their last appearance, the Belgian festival is once more on their tour map. The band will perform on Friday 28 June. Other confirmed headliners include Muse, Mumford & Sons, and P!nk.

Exit Festival 2019

The stop at Exit Festival will be something completely new to the members of the group, since this will be their first time there. The Serbian festival started in 2000 as a student movement, fighting for democracy and freedom in the Balkans, and has won numerous awards ever since. On its five stages, the festival features a mixture of music genres, from electronic and hip hop to rock and reggae.

  • Location: Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad, Serbia.
  • Date: 4-7 July 2019.
  • Tickets: on sale from 23 October, day passes from €26, four-day passes from €79.
  • For more information, visit our festival page or the official website.

Roskilde 2019

Foto: Simon Frøsig Christensen/Roskilde

Another festival the band is pretty familiar with is Roskilde. Their first performance at the Danish festival was in 1985 and their show on the 6 July will be their sixth appearance at Roskilde. They will join the previously announced Travis ScottTestament and more at one of the largest European music festivals. The festival in the small Danish town of the same name has it all. From rock and metal to hip hop, electro, dance, world music, and other arts, everything is represented.

NOS Alive 2019

Photo: Hugo Macedo

After 7 years, The Cure will return to the famous Portuguese festival NOS Alive. The will headline the festival on 11 July. Since 2007, the festival has welcomed the biggest musical acts, like Pearl Jam, The White Stripes and Radiohead, and it has become Portugal’s premier music festival. NOS Alive now has a global reputation as one of the very best festivals in the world.

  • Date: 11-13 July 2019.
  • Location: Passeio Maritimo De Algès, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Tickets: on sale from €65 for one day ticket and €149 for three-day tickets.
  • For more information, visit the official website.

Mad Cool 2019

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Staying in the neighbourhood, the band’s next show will be at the Spanish festival Mad Cool. This will be their first time at the very young but already well-known festival. Although the first edition was held in 2016, the festival already managed to get a huge variety of major names to play each year. Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, The Who, Arctic Monkeys, Green Day and The Prodigy are among the names that featured on its poster for the last 4 years.

Ejekt Festival 2019

Heading east, The Cure will then perform at the 15th anniversary of Ejekt Festival in Athens. This music festival first took place in 2005, and since then it has become one of the leading music festivals in Greece. In recent years, the festival has hosted the biggest names of the rock scene, including Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Muse, The Killers, Kasabian, Editors and many more.

  • Location: Plateia Nerou, Faliro, Athens, Greece.
  • Date: 17 July 2019.
  • Tickets: on sale from €55.
  • For more information, visit the official website.

Colours of Ostrava 2019

Another performance, right after Ejekt Festival, will be at Colours of Ostrava, which will take place from 17 to 20 July 2019. Since 2002, this festival has become the biggest festival in the Czech Republic and one of the biggest festivals in Central Europe. Besides concerts, they offer discussions, theatre performances, films and workshops, as well as art activities.

  • Location: Vítkovická, Czech Republic.
  • Date: 17-20 July 2019.
  • Tickets: four-day pass for €101.63.
  • For more information, visit the official website.

Rock the City

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The Cure the main attraction of the Romanian festival Rock the City. The festival usually lasts for two days in July. They kicked off in 2010 and are bringing important names from rock and heavy metal industry to Romania every year. Some of the artists that performed are Iron Maiden, Muse, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Arcade Fire and more.

  • Location: Piata Constitutiei, Bucharest, Romania.
  • Date: 22 July 2019.
  • Tickets: no information yet.
  • For more information visit the official website.


As the organizers said, The Cure are a band they have wanted to see at Øyafestivalen for years. And the time finally came as they will perform on the festival’s biggest stage on 7 August 2019. The festival’s modest start was in 1999 but has grown quickly and became one of Norway’s biggest and most important festivals. Through the years, names like Arctic Monkeys, Lykke Li, Arcade Fire and more performed at the festival.

  • Location: Tøyen Park, Oslo, Norway.
  • Date: 6-10 August 2019.
  • Tickets: One-day tickets from € 110.
  • For more information, visit the official website.

Flow Festival 2019

From one Nordic country to another. Their next show will be in Finland’s capital Helsinki at the Flow Festival. The festival has become synonymous with bringing music from old-school legends to topical newcomers. Beyond the music, Flow offers a warm embrace of the arts and an exceptional array of world-spanning cuisine.

  • Location: Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland
  • Dates: 9-11 August 2019
  • Tickets: 3-day tickets on-sale for 205.00 EUR
  • For more information, visit the official website.

Glasgow Summer Sessions 2019

From Finland to a little more familiar soil. The band will headline the seventh edition of the Glasgow Summer Sessions. From the beginning, the festival attracted some big names. In its debut year, Avicii, Kings of Leon and Eminem performed as headliners. Since 2016, the capacity of the festival is set at 35,000 and the tickets are usually sold out in a few days.

  • Location: Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.
  • Date: 16 August 2019.
  • Tickets: on sale from 9 am on Friday 26 October.
  • For more information, visit the official website.

Rock en Seine 2019

The other August festival announced, will be Rock en Seine, with The Cure performing on 23 August. This French festival was born in 2003. Today, Rock en Seine is one of the biggest festivals in France, and among the most important musical events in Europe. Five scenes are arranged in a green garden, where the audience can discover the latest developments of rock, power pop, electro and folk, and see exhibitions about music.

  • Date: 23-25 August 2019.
  • Location: Domaine National de Saint-Claud, Paris, France.
  • Tickets: on sale on 7 November at 12 pm CET.
  • For more information, visit the official website.

What is next?

All together, The Cure have announced thirteen shows so far, but there are more performances to be expected. One speculation is the possibility of the band returning for a fourth time at Glastonbury. When asked in an interview with BBC 6 whether they will headline Glastonbury 2019, the frontman answered: “Yeah, maybe. We haven’t had a happy history with Glastonbury over the years. Although we’ve headlined the festival 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

The Cure are an English band from Crawley, West Sussex, and one of the most iconic groups still performing. Since the late 70s, they have delivered a unique sound, often qualified as post-punk or new wave. They have sold roughly 27 million records and received several nominations at the Grammy Awards and Brit Awards. They also won an MTV Video Music Award in 1992 for their anthem ‘Friday I’m In Love’.

For more information, visit the band’s official website.