The Cure: Rock on the LawnsIndie pop/rock icons The Cure will headline the 2019 Rock on the Lawns music festivals in Johannesburg and Cape Town. See the Rock on the Lawns times for Cape Town below.

The Cure is considered to be one of the greatest rock acts in the world. With a catalogue spanning 40 years, the UK-based outfit, fronted by Robert Smith, will play on the Festival Lawns at Carnival City, Johannesburg on Saturday 16 March and Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town on Thursday 21 March 2019. Rock on the Lawns is a one-day celebration of rock ‘n’ roll in all its forms. Punters can expect a beautiful day out on the lawns with beer gardens, gourmet food trucks, ample parking and facilities and an incredible line-up of musicians sharing one stage.

The Cure: Rock on the Lawns

Artists confirmed for the 2019 line-up include Fokofpolisiekar, Ard Matthews, Karen Zoid, Zebra & Giraffe, Opposite The Other, Southern Wild, Hellcats (pictured right), The Robfather (DJ) and The Cure.

The Cure – backstory

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 headlines include a sold out, 65 000 capacity BST Hyde Park London concert in July 2018, 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”.

Rock on the Lawns 2019

The Rock on The Lawns music festivals in Johannesburg and Cape Town will be the first ever 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 from their incredible catalogue.

“This is the second Rock on the Lawns festival experience we’ve created in South Africa,” says 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 has 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.”

Cashless system

#rockonthelawns 2019 is going 100% cashless, powered by Howler Loaded. So – no cash. No cards. Just a wristband, serving as a digital wallet.

You can ‘Get Loaded’ online before the event and collect pre-loaded wristband when you arrive. This gives you access to an express chute at the top up station allowing you quick access.

Or you can top up with a tap at one of the strategically located top up stations using cash and debit or credit cards.

How to load up online via Howler Loaded:
1. Head to
2. Select the Voucher Value you wish to purchase. You can add any additional value during the process
3. Complete payment
4. In the ‘My Account’ section, complete your banking details. Enable ‘Auto-Cashout’ for your leftover funds to be automatically credited back into your account.

*Online cashouts will be processed three working days after the event.

T&Cs apply, a R5 Wristband Fee will apply, a R5 Cashout Fee will apply.

Rock on the Lawns times and lineup

Note: Bars, food and merch vendors will accept no cash or cards. You can only make payments with the Howler cashless system.

Rock on the Lawns times and Rock on the lawns line up (left)

What: Rock on the Lawns 2019 with The Cure, more
Rock on the Lawns times: 11am – 11pm
The Cure South Africa tour where, when:
16 March 2019 – Festival Lawns, Carnival City, Joburg
21 March 2019 – Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town
Rock on the Lawns 2019 tickets: Computicket