Friday, August 26, 2011

Bestival mobile app / Main stage lineup

Bestival released a mobile app for iPhone and Android. It's £2.99 and you can get more info about it here. Also, here's the tentative lineup listed for the Main Stage on Sept. 10th:

The Cure / Rob Da Bank / PJ Harvey / Ross Allen / Crystal Castles / Grandmaster Flash / Paloma Faith / Jaguar Skills / Village People / Rev Milo Speedwagon / Katy B / MistaJam / Toots & The Mayals /
Bestival FM / Claire Maguire / Bestival FM / Mr Motivator / The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain.
(Thanks to kersh2099 for posting it on the Sunday Best forum)

Update: Festival site map here, and stewpotty's Google Maps version.

More from Robert's interview with Hot Press

Update: The scans are up now. Enjoy! And thank you so much, Keith!

Some key points from the Hot Press interview (if you'd like to buy a copy, it should be up for sale soon):

1. Talks again about wanting to work with Severin again and that The Glove would be top of his list of future collaborations!

2. He's looking forward to Bestival because they haven't played a proper Cure show in years. "its the longest we've ever gone" without a show. He hasn't decided what they're going to do or how they're going to do it.

3. He says it will kickstart them back into work again and into the second part of the album!!

4. He's not sure if the band wants to complete the follow up to 4:13 Dream. They're kinda avoiding discussing it!!

5. As the years go by the tours get that's why they don't do dates in every country anymore. To keep the shows fresh he feels you have to reduce the amount of shows. Bands who flog themselves to death end up as imitations of themselves.

6. Two more collaborations done and will come out this year but he can't talk about either of them. (I'm guessing one of these is the track he did with James McCartney.)

7. However between now and this time next year The Cure will take precedence over anything else "Until I get the second half of this album out, I won't do another collaboration"
(Thanks Keith)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Robert interview in Hot Press

"Robert Smith talks new Cure album in the new issue of Hot Press

Not too long ago, Robert Smith was telling Hot Press of his love for the late Phil Lynott and in the upcoming issue, we've got the Godfather of Goth Rock once again, this time waxing lyrical on singer-songwriter John Martyn and a whole host of other subjects.

High on the agenda is the forthcoming Cure album, which will be their first since 2008's 4:13 Dream. Cureheads everywhere will be happy to hear that no new collaborations will be getting in the way of its completion.

"I think between now and this time next year The Cure will take precedence over anything else" says Smith.

Elsewhere, Roisin Dwyer has a cosy chat with the not-so-glum-at-all Smith about the Cure-In-Chief's contribution to the new John Martyn tribute album, his relationship with Derry's Japanese Popstars, and why Irish fans didn't get to see his band in 2007.

It's all in the new issue of Hot Press, on shelves now."

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cure party in Sweden

August 27 - Retro, Norra Skolgatan 24, Malmo, Sweden
22:00 - 03:00
dj johan & alex
(Thanks Coco)