Rumours are floating around the internets that the VIVID Live Festival in Sydney, which kicks off later this month, is set to have The Cure play a one off show. Unfortunately, Tone Deaf won’t be covering the festival because their publicist knocked back our request for media accreditation, but we’ve been hearing rumours and reading about more rumours on other music websites.

Many ‘industry types’ have been dropping heavy hints over the last week and curator, Modular Records head honcho and discharged bankrupt Steve ‘Pav’ Pavlovic played The Cure’s ‘A Forest’ on a radio show last week when he was playing a set of tunes that was intended to be a ‘best of the festival’ set.

The Cure haven’t played in Australia since 2007, when they packed out arenas around the country, while an all Aussie music website reports that The Cure ‘will reportedly be making a one-show-only stop in Sydney (sorry Melbourne) to film a DVD that covers the last couple years of the band.’

Vivid Live is to be held at the  Opera House from May 27 to June 5, with artists such as Spiritualized, Architecture in Helsinki, Bat For Lashes, Tame Impala and Odd Future set to rock out the grand old building.