THE Cure closed the Glastonbury music festival in spectacular style - giving fans an idea of what they can expect from the band's Glasgow show.

The band, fronted by Robert Smith, will play the Glasgow Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park on Friday, August 16 fresh off their Glastonbury appearance.

The show will be their first Scottish gig in 27 years. The Cure’s appearance at Glasgow Summer Sessions is also 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.

With so much buzz about that Glastonbury performance, we have everything you need to know about their Scottish show. 

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Any tickets left?

The official ticket outlets for the show include Ticketmaster, festicket and Ticket Scotland. 

On Ticketmaster, prices start at £66.70. You can get tickets that also include £5 bus travel. You can also upgrade to VIP which starts at £105.25.

On Festicket, standing prices start at £59.50 but the website warns that there is a high demand for get in there quick!

On Ticket Scotland, standing prices start at £59.50 and £95 for VIP.

Please note: Most of the websites have booking fees attached to the purchase. Check the cost before you buy. 

What time does the show start?

With a month to go, Glasgow Summer Sessions have yet to release showtimes. They have, however, said the gates open at 4pm and curfew for such events is usually before 11pm. 

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Who is supporting The Cure?

Scottish rockers Mogwai will support The Cure in their hometown. The Glasgow band are best known for Take Me Somewhere Nice, Kids Will be Skeletons and Hungry Face. The Twilight Sad and The Joy Formidable will also perform at the show. 

Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai, previously 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.”

READ MORE: The Cure to play first Scottish show in 27 years at Glasgow Summer Sessions

How do I get there?

Concert partner Happy Bus is providing travel to the event from places including Aberdeen, Airdrie, Alloa, Arbroath, Ayr, Bathgate, Bellshill, Carlisle, Coatbridge, Cupar, Dundee, Dunfermline, East Kilbride, Falkirk, Edinburgh, Irvine, Kilmarnock, Kirkcaldy, Leven, Livingston, Montrose, Motherwell, Paisley, Perth, Port Glasgow, St Andrews, Stonehaven, Stirling and Wishaw. Buses will also run from English cities Manchester, Newcastle, and Liverpool. The list is extensive with around 40 locations on offer and you can check here 

Happy Bus will also provide a Glasgow City Centre Shuttle service, which will depart from Buchanan Bus Station every 10 minutes. A return ticket costs £5. 

First Bus numbers 9, 9A, 10 and McGills number 38 all drop off and pick up from Paisley Road West to the north of Bellahouston Park. The journey takes around 20 minutes depending on traffic. The last bus is scheduled at 12.25am.

If you plan on driving, Albion Car Park is the closest to the park. It costs £5 but you better get there quick as it is on a  first-come, first-serve basis. 

The Glasgow Summer Sessions warn that towing enforcements will be in place so pay attention to notices before leaving your car. 

Scotrail will also be running services, which will be announced closer to the show. They run from Glasgow Central to Dumbreck station. A queuing system is usually in place after a show - so expect it to be busy.

Glasgow TOA is aware of the show. Their pick up point will be shared within the private coaches on Hinshelwood Drive. 

What will the weather be like?

Heavy rain, embedded thunderstorms, and windy conditions are expected. 

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What songs will The Cure play?

Things can always change on the night but this is the setlist the band played at Glastonbury.


Pictures of You


A Night Like This 


Last Dance


Fascination Street 

Never Enough


In Between Days

Just Like Heaven

From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea

Play for Today

A Forest 

Shake Dog Shake 



The Caterpillar

The Walk 

Friday I'm In Love

Close to Me

Why Can't I Be You?

Boys Don't Cry

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