33 years after they first headlined Glastonbury, The Cure closed out the festival last night (July 30) with a joyous greatest hits set.
The first half of their two-hour set drew heavily from their classic 1999 album Disintegration, as well as fan favourites such as “A Night Like This” and “A Forest”. Later in the set, Robert Smith left the stage “to get my pop head on”, returning to play a string of hits including “Friday I’m In Love”, “The Walk” and “Close To Me” – the latter even prompting Smith to step down on to one of the platforms at the lip of the stage and dance.
You can watch The Cure’s entire Glastonbury set on BBC iPlayer here – along with many of the other sets from the weekend, including Vampire Weekend, Kamasi Washington, Christine & The Queens, Fat White Family and many more.
Look out for a full review of Glastonbury in the next issue of Uncut.
The August 2019 issue of Uncut is on sale from June 13, and available to order online now – with Bruce Springsteen on the cover. Inside, you’ll find The Rolling Stones, The Raconteurs, Woodstock, Black Sabbath, Beak>, Doves, Jimmy Cliff, Billy Childish, the Flamingo Club and more. Our 15-track CD also showcases the best of the month’s new music, including The Black Keys, 75 Dollar Bill, House And Land, Trash Kit, Mega Bog and more.