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Bestival 2011: The Cure play career-spanning headlining set

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Robert Smith in concert with The Cure at Radio City Music Hall, New York, America

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The Cure have played a two-and-a-half hour set spanning their entire career at Bestival.

Taking to the stage in a haze of dry ice, the band performed a set which included well-known hits such as 'Friday I'm In Love', early singles like 'A Forest' and more recent releases like 'The Only One' from their most recent album 4:13 Dream.

Frontman Robert Smith played a customised guitar with a design celebrating the festival, while the band were joined by Roger O'Donnell on keyboards.

He told the crowd at the conclusion of the band's second encore: "We've run out of time, but you will see us again. I hope it doesn't rain, and I hope that you have a f**king good Sunday."

The Cure's performance was a European festival exclusive and Bestival curator Rob da Bank had reportedly been trying to convince the band to appear since the festival's first year in 2003.

The Cure's setlist in full:
  • Plainsong
  • Open
  • Fascination Street
  • A Night Like This
  • The End of the World
  • Lovesong
  • Just Like Heaven
  • The Only One
  • The Walk
  • Push
  • Friday I'm In Love
  • In Between Days
  • Play For Today
  • A Forest
  • Primary
  • Shake Dog Shake
  • The Hungry Ghost
  • One Hundred Years
  • End
  • Disintegration
First encore:
  • Lullaby
  • The Lovecats
  • The Caterpillar
  • Close to Me
  • Hot Hot Hot!
  • Let's Go to Bed
  • Why Can't I Be You?
Second encore:
  • Boys Don't Cry
  • Jumping Someone Else's Train
  • Grinding Halt
  • 10.15 Saturday Night
  • Killing An Arab

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