Monday, August 20, 2012

Reading boss on securing The Cure

From NME: "The organiser of the Reading And Leeds Festivals has spoken about this year's event and how pleased he is to have secured The Cure and Foo Fighters as his headliners.

Speaking to NME in a video which you can see at the top of the page (Note: which in typical NME fashion, is actually at the bottom of the page), Melvin Benn has promised that The Cure will be "a real treat" and has said he regards securing them as a real coup.

Asked about booking Robert Smith and co, Benn said: "We're really pleased that we got The Cure to play. Robert Smith is not somebody who just wants to play for the sake of playing; it has to be the right time to play. They're a hugely important band to what has been British rock and roll music. It'll be a real treat."


  1. I've put together a quick Reading Festival Guide for Cure fans. It's a work in progress.

    Tweet me on @waswasere if you're in town or have more questions.

    1. Thanks, Warren! Just posted it and tweeted it. :)

  2. I hope we'll be seeing a different setlist. They're playing in their homeland, has to be greater than great!