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The Cure for Electric Picnic?

No doubt many of you have been keeping an eye on The Cure’s website over the last few weeks where they’ve been having the crack announcing European festival shows for summer 2012. An Irish show is definitely on the cards …

Tue, Jan 24, 2012, 09:07

   

No doubt many of you have been keeping an eye on The Cure’s website over the last few weeks where they’ve been having the crack announcing European festival shows for summer 2012. An Irish show is definitely on the cards and, according to a source close to the band, is slated for “late summer”. This rules out a night at the Phoenix Park (licence only covers shows from July 5 to 26) leaving us with Slane (nah, can’t see enough Cureheads making it worth Lord Henry Mountcharles’ time to open the gate on his field with a bit of a hill in it – anyway, we’re hearing rumours about Coldplay or the Foo Fighters for Co Meath), Marlay Park (always possible) and the Electric Picnic. Seeing as the band are playing festivals rather than headline shows, we’re going with The Cure as the big headliner at the Electric Picnic this year. Mark this one as #gigileaks and come back to us when the Picnic announces its line-up in a few weeks.