The Cure announced as first headline act for Glasgow Summer Sessions 2019

The Cure announced as first headline act for Glasgow Summer Sessions 2019

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Iconic rock band to play first Scottish gig in 27 years with support from Mogwai, The Twilight Sad and The Joy Formidable

The first act has been announced for Glasgow Summer Sessions and it's a biggie. DF Concerts, the team behind the annual live events, have revealed The Cure will perform a headline show at Bellahouston Park on Fri 16 August. A triple helping of rock makes up the supporting lineup with Mogwai, The Twilight Sad and The Joy Formidable taking to the stage. Tickets for the show go on sale at 9am on Fri 26 Oct.

The announcement comes as the first in a series of shows that will span Thu 22–Thu 29 Aug 2019, with more headline acts to be announced throughout the year. The show will mark The Cure's first Scottish gig since 1992 Wish-era gig at Glasgow's Barrowlands.

Since forming in 1976 The Cure have released 13 studio albums and over 40 successful singles, most notably 'The Kiss', 'Friday I'm In Love', 'Love Cats', 'Lullaby', 'Close to Me', 'In Between Days' and a whole host of others. 2019 marks the band's fifth decade of activity and they'll celebrate with a small number of festival performances around the world.

Fronted by the legendary Robert Smith band members Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums), Roger O'Donnell (keyboard) and Reeves Gabrels (guitar) have announced that new music will be released ahead of their 2019 live shows.

Following a 27-year absence from the Scottish live scene, the band's return comes with support from Glasgow's very own Mogwai who last played in the city in 2017. Fellow Scots The Twilight Sad, who have previously supported The Cure, will also perform on the night. Completing the lineup are Welsh alt-rockers The Joy Formidable, who released new album AAARTH last month.

The Cure will play Glasgow Summer Sessions on Fri 16 Aug at Bellahouston Park. Tickets are available from 9am on Fri 26 Oct.

Glasgow Summer Sessions

Annual series of concerts held every August at Bellahouston Park. The 2019 line up includes the Foo Fighters, The Cure, Mogwai, The Twilight Sad, The Joy Formidable and The 1975.