The Cure’s Robert Smith has selected the lineup for this year’s Meltdown festival. The annual music and arts 10-day-event is scheduled to return to London, England’s Southbank Centre on June 15th-24th, and along with some acts you’d expect, there are some surprising additions to the fest.
Today (6th), Smith announced a handful of acts including Deftones, The Libertines, Manic Street Preachers, Mogwai, My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Placebo, The Psychedelic Furs, 65DaysofStatic, Alcest, The Anchoress, The Church, Kathryn Joseph, Kristin Hersh, Mono and The Notwist. We can only assume that more artists will be revealed when it gets closer to the event. Tickets go on sale to members at 10am next Tuesday (13th) and tickets go on general sale next Thursday (15th).
Smith expressed his excitement:
“Curating this 25th Meltdown festival is a dream come true, a fantastic experience, albeit getting 60 wonderful artists, including many of my all time favorites, 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!”