The Cure’s 40th anniversary Hyde Park show set for global cinema release

The Cure

In July last year, The Cure (opens in new tab) celebrated their 40th anniversary with a triumphant show at London’s Hyde Park – part of the city’s British Summer Time event.

More than 65,000 fans helped Robert Smith and co mark the occasion, with the band delivering perhaps the greatest setlist of their career - a sprawling 29-song set which covered most of The Cure’s best-loved tracks (opens in new tab).

Now it’s been revealed that the performance will be shown in cinemas globally from Thursday, July 11.

The Cure: Anniversary 1978-2018 Live In Hyde Park London will be launched by Trafalgar Releasing, in collaboration with Eagle Rock Entertainment. It was directed by long-time collaborator Tim Pope, and was captured in 4K, with Smith and Paul Corkett handling the 5.1 audio mix.

Reflecting on the performance, vocalist and guitarist Smith says: “This really was the perfect way to celebrate 40 years of the band. It was a fabulous day none of us will ever forget.”

Director Pope adds: “Working alongside Robert for these 37 years of the band’s 40-year history – and also having previously filmed the band for the 35mm In Orange 1986 concert film – I wanted cinema-goers to feel like they were in the thick of the action, in the heart of the music.

“Our film really captures the true power and passion of The Cure’s music for a global audience.”

Tickets will go on sale from June 6. For updates and further information, head over to the film’s official website (opens in new tab).

The Cure have been working on their first studio album since 2008’s 4:13 Dream (opens in new tab) and will play a string of shows over the summer, including a headline set at Glastonbury (opens in new tab) and a performance at Glasgow’s Summer Sessions (opens in new tab) – their first show in Scotland in 27 years.

The band were also inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame earlier this year (opens in new tab).

Scott Munro
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Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.