The Cure to headline BST Hyde Park festival in 2018

Iconic band will celebrate their 40th anniversary at the Hyde Park festival

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
Tuesday 12 December 2017 09:23
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The Cure have been announced as the next headliners for BST festival in 2018.

The iconic band - who will celebrate their 40th anniversary at the London show - join a lineup which currently features fellow headliners Roger Waters, Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton and Michael Buble.

The Cure will be joined by special guests Interpol, Goldfrapp, Editors, Ride, Slowdive and The Twilight Sad.

Tickets to see The Cure go on general sale on Friday 15 December

Got sweaty palms already? Check out our handy tips for dealing with the demand:

1) Make sure you are ready and waiting with the web page up at least five minutes before 9am.

2) Do not let your computer, phone or whatever device holds the key to your happiness run out of battery.

3) Register your details with the website you are booking from in advance, if you can, but don’t panic if you haven’t left enough time as your tickets will be held while you fill out your information

4) Check how many tickets you are allowed to buy in one purchase. If you try to buy more than the limited number, your booking may be cancelled without notice, meaning no-one gets to go.

5) Get your friends to try too, but stay in contact in case you all succeed and end up with a bunch of tickets you didn’t want. If you do need to sell any on, do so at face value. No-one likes a tout.

6) Be patient and avoid refreshing or switching between browsers. Stick with one tab and have some faith! Be prepared to wait for an hour to get tickets.

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