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Robert Smith's Meltdown: Acts Announced
The Quietus , March 6th, 2018 10:39

NIN & more for Cure-man bash

Robert Smith has announced a slew of big name acts for his curation of this year's Meltdown Festival, which takes place at Southbank Centre in late spring. Long-time Smith favourites Mogwai, 65daysofstatic and Placebo will be on the bill, while Cure contemporaries The Psychedelic Furs and Australian group The Church will also play. Some of the groups will be playing the Southbank Centre for the first time, including a rare small show from Nine Inch Nails. Also playing are My Bloody Valentine, The Notwist, Alcest, Kristin Hersh, Kathryn Joseph and the Manic Street Preachers supported by The Anchoress. Plus! There's still more to be announced!

Says Smith of his curation, "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!" For more information on tickets and specific dates, visit the Meltdown website.