According to NME, The Cure will be releasing a new live album, The Cure: Bestival Live 2011. As the title suggests, the upcoming album is a compilation of their 2011 Bestival headlining set that the group played this past September. The set was a whopping 32 songs over about two and a half hours, and the whole experience will be released in a double CD package, due out later this year on Dec. 5.
Speaking on the reasoning behind the release, Cure frontman Robert Smith stated, “We had such a great time in the Isle Of Wight at Bestival that we wanted to release this show as a way of thanking fans and islanders alike.”
According to the group’s website post on the upcoming release, all profits from the sale of the live album will go to the Isle of Wight Youth Trust, “a charitable, independent and professional organisation offering counseling, advice, information and support services to young people aged 25 and under on the Isle of Wight (the home of Bestival) and, in some cases, their parents or carers.”