Rock on the Lawns is a one-day celebration of rock 'n roll in all its forms - a beautiful day out on the lawns with beer gardens, gourmet food trucks and an incredible line-up of local and international musicians all sharing one stage.
Artists confirmed on next year’s line-up include Fokofpolisiekar, Ard Matthews, Karen Zoid, Zebra and Giraffe, Opposite The Other, Southern Wild, Hellcats, The Robfather (DJ) and The Cure.
The Cure first performed in 1978 and have since released 37 singles, including Friday I’m In Love, Lullaby, Close to Me, Love Song, Boys Don’t Cry, The Lovecats, Let’s Go To Bed, Just Like Heaven and many more. Their critically acclaimed album Disintegration is considered one of the most important albums in music history.
The Cure are playing select events around the world as part of a 40-year anniversary tour. Recent gigs include a sold-out, 65 000 capacity BST Hyde Park London concert in July, which met with rave reviews.
NME reported: “With Smith’s voice as strong and pure as it has ever been over the last four decades and the band clearly revelling in the joy of just playing, you sense that you’re witnessing that rare feat of a band perhaps entering their prime rather than their twilight years.”
Rolling Stone said, “the jubilation stretched all the way to the back of the festival grounds”.
The Rock on The Lawns music festivals in Johannesburg and Cape Town will be the first performances in South Africa by this globally loved band and festival-goers are in for a real treat, as they are planning a two-hour plus, career-spanning set filled with fan favourites.
“This is the second Rock on the Lawns festival experience we’ve created in South Africa,” said AMP Events founder Andy Mac.
“It’s a fantastic day out with your mates enjoying great bars, great food and, of course, world-class live artists, all in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Last year, we brought the Pixies out as our headliner and the response was terrific.
“The Cure have been very high on my list of acts to bring to fans here for a long time and I’m delighted that we’ve finally managed to make it happen.”
Previous AMP Events concerts include Symphonic Rocks, Pixies, Myles Kennedy, +LIVE+, Kings Of Chaos featuring Steven Tyler, Slash and many more.