Robert Smith’s Meltdown Fest enlists Nine Inch Nails, My Bloody Valentine, The Psychedelic Furs and More

The Cure‘s Robert Smith has unveiled part of his lineup for the 25th edition of Meltdown, the UK’s longest running artist-curated music festival.

Artists such as Mogwai. The Psychedelic Furs, The Church, and Nine Inch Nails took to Instagram and Facebook this morning to make the announcement about their part in the “10-night extravaganza at London’s Southbank Centre.”

Thank you to Robert Smith for asking us to be part of his #MeltdownFest. We play Royal Festival Hall at the @southbankcentre with @kathrynjoseph_ on 21 June. Tickets on sale to Southbank Members on 13 March with general sale at 10am on 15 March.

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So far Robert Smith’s selection for the festival includes:

Royal Festival Hall

  • June 15 – Psychedelic Furs & The Church
  • June 16 – Placebo
  • June 17 – The Libertines
  • June 19 – Manic Street Preachers
  • June 20 – Deftones
  • June 21 – Mogwai & Kathryn Joseph
  • June 22 – Nine Inch Nails
  • June 23 – My Bloody Valentine

Queen Elizabeth Hall

  • June 15 – 65daysofstatic
  • June 16 – The Notwist
  • June 17 – Alcest
  • June 21 – Kristin Hersh
  • June 22 – Mono

General on sale for the festival is 10am on March 15th, with a presale for Southbank members on the 13th. More will acts to be announced soon. Find a new statement from Robert Smith below.

“Curating this 25th Meltdown festival is a dream come true, a fantastic experience… albeit getting 60 wonderful artists, including many of my all time favourites, to come together for 10 days in June is not without its challenges – as one of my predecessors noted, it is akin to figuring out a giant psychedelic puzzle… But as each invitee confirms, as each shimmering piece falls into place, I pinch myself – this is really happening… And the complete picture will undoubtedly be out of this world!”