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Emily Eavis names The Cure as one of the first ever bands she got into

Emily Eavis names The Cure as one of the first ever bands she got into

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Could the rumours of The Cure headlining Glastonbury 2019 actually be true?

While speaking to George Ezra in his latest podcast episode of ‘George Ezra & Friends’ – Emily Eavis has energised the rumours of the possibility of The Cure playing this year’s Glastonbury Festival, by naming them as one of the first ever bands she got into.

Eavis has revealed Robert Smith’s The Cure headlining the Pyramid Stage back in 1986 was one of the turning points for the legendary festival.

The festival organiser and daughter of its founder Michael Eavis discussed the history of the festival and the work that goes into making it happen.

The Shotgun singer asked Eavis if she remembers the moment of getting into music for herself rather than always being surrounded by it, Eavis replied: “I do actually… I was born in ’79 right, so the festival in the ’80s it was quite – the music we had on, certainly in the early ’80s was much more of a kind of certain genre.

“There was only really one stage and […] it was more like Elvis Costello and Van Morrison and great artists like that, but in the early ’80s it didn’t really cross over to the pop culture in the kind of popular way that it does now.”

She added: “And then I suddenly probably in the early-late ‘80s when I was probably 9 or 10 that I started getting really excited by my own kind of music. Do you know what I mean?

“Like I got really into The Cure for example and then they ended up playing and I was like: ‘This is amazing […] this festival is quite cool’”.


Last year, The Cure frontman discussed making new music and plans for touring again in 2019 – teasing that the band could ‘maybe’ headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2019.

When asked if the Love Song legends would headline the festival again, he told BBC 6 Music: “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 previously headlined Glastonbury Festival back in 1986, 1990 and 1995.

You can listen to George Ezra’s full interview with Emily Eavis HERE.

So far, Stormzy has been announced as the first Pyramid Stage headliner, while Janelle Monae has been confirmed to top the bill on the West Holts Stage and Kylie Minogue will take the Sunday afternoon ‘Legends Slot’.

Although the line-up will probably not be unveiled by the festival’s officials until the end of March / beginning of April, you can check out the latest Glastonbury 2019 confirmed headliners & line-up rumours roundup HERE.

Glastonbury 2019 will take place between June 26 and 30 at Worthy Farm, Pilton.

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Miles jennings
Miles jennings
1 year ago

At last ….. one decent band in this years line up !

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