The Cure and Primal Scream to play at Bestival 2011

  • 1 December 2010
  • From the section Music
Robert Smith from The Cure
The band's track Lullaby from 1989 made it to number five in the singles chart

The Cure will play their only European concert of 2011 at next year's Bestival.

The Sussex group, led by lead singer Robert Smith, will headline the Saturday night of the festival on the Isle of Wight on 10 September.

Primal Scream will be playing their 1991 album Screamadelica in its entirety with Robyn and Crystal Castles also performing.

Radio 1 DJ and festival organiser Rob da Bank revealed the news on Twitter.

The Cure brought out their first album, Three Imaginary Boys, in 1979 with their 13th record 4:13 Dream released in 2008.

Tickets for the event at Robin Hill Country Park are on sale now with an adult weekend ticket including camping costing £160.

Other acts confirmed for Bestival, which takes place between 8-11 September, include Magnetic Man, Katy B, DJ Shadow and Brian Wilson from The Beach Boys.

Last month it was voted best festival at the UK festival awards.

Organiser Rob da Bank said: "This year felt like a landmark year for Bestival.

"There's no avoiding the fact that we've become a large festival but I still feel we're more intimate than any of the other shows our size and we're 100% independent.

"Things we're focussing on for Bestival 2011 are keeping Bestival as the place to see new bands, making the campsites much more of a community with better roadways to clear litter and make finding your tent easier, we're also starting to put stages at the other end of the site so it's not just one long tunnel of stages."