Welcomed as conquering heroes to Geleen in 1986, with The Cure Pinkpop didn’t just get one of the biggest bands of the moment (witness the all-time classics on their set list back then: Boys Don’t Cry, A Forest, In Between Days, The Walk, Close To Me), but after two slim editions a crowd of 50,000 helped ensure that the ‘sold out’ sign was once again hung on the Pinkpop gates. The Cure saved Pinkpop was the verdict, so it’s only logical that these new wave legends should play the fiftieth anniversary. 2019 is also a special year for the band: they’ve been inaugurated into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, their debut album Three Imaginary Boys celebrates its fortieth birthday, the successful Disintegration (featuring classics Lullaby, Lovesong and Pictures Of You) turns thirty and frontman Robert Smith turns sixty in April.