One of the biggest rock bands in the world have been announced as the first headliner of Glasgow Summer Sessions 2019.

The Cure will play their first Scottish gig in 27-years at the Glasgow event next summer.

The iconic band, fronted by Robert Smith, will be playing in 'Friday I'm in Love' style on Friday August 16.

It will be their first Scottish performance since their legendary run of shows in 1992.

The Cure’s appearance at Glasgow Summer Sessions is part of a very select and special run of headline spots at major festivals all over the world during 2019 to celebrate a career now entering its 5th decade.

Glasgow's Mogwai and fellow Scots, The Twilight Sad, and The Joy Formidable will be supporting on the day.

Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai said: “When The Cure last played Scotland in 1992, I went to all four shows (Dundee, Glasgow and twice in Edinburgh), skiving school at least once. If I’d known that the wait to see them play here again would be so long, I’d have been very shocked.

"I’d have been even more shocked but more so delighted that I’d be in a band opening for them 27 years later. I’m beyond excited and honoured to be part of this bill. The Cure are my favourite band and getting to play with them in our home town alongside our great friends The Twilight Sad is something really special.”

James Graham of The Twilight Sad added: “Having toured the world with The Cure over the past few years, the one question we’re always asked when we come home is “When are The Cure coming to Glasgow? Have a word with Robert please!”.

"We’re delighted that we can now share the stage with one of our favourite bands in our home town.”

Tickets for the show are priced at £59.50 and go on sale Friday October 26 at 9am from and

Tickets will be strictly limited to four per person and the lead bookers name will be assigned to all tickets.