On Tuesday, we suggested The Cure would possibly headline Splendour In the Grass 2012 following the announcement the band would headline a number of festivals in Europe throughout June. Now it seems the rumours might be heating up. The Cure have just announced another 5 festival dates in Europe ending on July 9th, Splendour is usually held late July so things could line up perfectly for The Cure.
Last week it was rumoured that Radiohead may headline the SITG line-up, however this was quickly shut down by the Splendour organiser on Twitter:
@sitg: Re the speculation about Radiohead @ SITG this year, we’d like to officially dispel these rumours, in fact they’re not playing Splendour 2012
That tweet was quickly followed by another shutting down The Stone Roses rumour
@sitg: And while we’re here… brace yourselves… ditto for The Stone Roses, they won’t be playing Splendour 2012 either.
This raises the question, why haven’t the Splendour organisers shut down The Cure rumour? Instead of denying that The Cure will play, they actually deleted posts mentioning the rumour from their Facebook page, tightening speculation that they will in fact headline the festival.
The Cure 2012 European Tour Dates:
05/26 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop
06/14-16 – Hultsfred, SE @ Hultsfred Festival
06/22-24 – Scheeßel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
06/22-24 – Neuhausen ob Eck, DE @ Southside Festival
06/29-07/01 – Malsaucy, FR @ Les Eurockéennes
07/05-08 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/07 – Venice, IT @ Heineken Jammin’
07/09 – Rome, IT @ Rock In Roma