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Bestival 'has been trying to book The Cure for years'

Tue 15 Mar 2011

Bestival 'has been trying to book The Cure for years'

The curator of the Isle of Wight event Bestival has claimed he has been trying to book 2011 headline act The Cure for the last seven years.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank stated that it has been a long-term ambition of his to get the group to play at the September bash, which will be their only European gig this year.

"I was at the UK Festival Awards in November when they confirmed, which was brilliant because Bestival had just won Best Major Festival - up against the big boys, Glastonbury, V and Reading," he said.

The star added that one of his heroes is Michael Eavis, who organises the Glastonbury Festival every year with his daughter Emily.

As well as The Cure, who will play on the Saturday night (September 10th 2011) at the event, Bestival has lined up Primal Scream, Crystal Castles, Robyn, Brian Wilson, Katy B and Diplo to appear at the four-day Isle of Wight spectacular.

Posted by Jon Noble ADNFCR-3083-ID-800461562-ADNFCR

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