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Robert to curate Meltdown festival
« on: February 06, 2018, 20:14:17 »
Breaking news: Robert will curate "Meltdown Festival", held at Southbank (London) from Friday 15 June to Sunday 24 June!

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/feb/06/the-cures-robert-smith-to-curate-2018-meltdown-festival

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The Cure’s Robert Smith has been announced as the curator of the 2018 Meltdown festival. The event, which will be held at London’s Southbank Centre, is now in its 25th year.

Each Meltdown festival is curated by a different artist. In a statement, Smith said: “I am honoured and excited to be curating the 25th Meltdown Festival. More than 30 of my all time favourite artists – some of the most exciting, inspirational, intense and influential performers of the last 40 years – will make sure this 10-night extravaganza at London’s Southbank Centre is the must-see event of the summer!”

The first artists for Smith’s event will be announced in early March. This year’s festival will be the first to take place across the entire Southbank Centre site, including the recently refurbished Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room.
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Re: Robert to curate Meltdown festival
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2018, 20:20:46 »
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Re: Robert to curate Meltdown festival
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2018, 20:37:26 »
https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/blog/robert-smith-curate-25th-meltdown-festival
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The Cure frontman follows in some pretty remarkable and diverse footsteps as Meltdown curator. From British composer George Benjamin in 1993 to rapper record producer and activist M.I.A. in 2017, 24 legendary artists have gone before Smith, each putting their own special stamp on the festival as they delivered their own Meltdown vision.

More than 30 of my all-time favourite artists - some of the most exciting, inspirational, intense and influential performers of the last 40 years - will make sure this ten-night extravaganza is the ‘must see’ event of the summer!
Robert Smith
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Re: Robert to curate Meltdown festival
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 10:49:43 »
First one announced is this on June 15th, 2018:

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/128160-65daysofstatic-2018

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Instrumental post-rock quartet 65daysofstatic perform at Queen Elizabeth Hall for the 25th Meltdown.

Friends of Robert Smith, they joined The Cure on their tours of Europe and the US in 2008, and their 2010 album We Were Exploding Anyway featured Smith’s sampled vocals on the song ‘Come to Me’.
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Re: Robert to curate Meltdown festival
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 11:19:09 »
There are quite a few names there I did expect (Mogwai, Placebo, MBV), but a few surprises too (Mono, Kristin Hersh)!  :)

http://www.nme.com/news/music/robert-smith-meltdown-festival-announcement-london-2018-tickets-2255748
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Today sees Deftones, The Libertines, Manic Street Preachers, Mogwai, My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Placebo, The Psychedelic Furs, 65daysofstatic, Alcest, The Anchoress, Kristin Hersh, Kathryn Joseph, MONO, and The Notwist announced for the 25th edition

Read more at http://www.nme.com/news/music/robert-smith-meltdown-festival-announcement-london-2018-tickets-2255748#ahDHF4tRbvlBQmru.99

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/meltdown-2018-lineup-robert-smith-nin-manic-street-preachers-libertines-how-to-get-tickets-a8241826.html
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Robert Smith has announced the artists he has curated for this year's Meltdown festival.

Smith said: "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!"
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Re: Robert to curate Meltdown festival
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2018, 13:28:46 »
Line up is really amazing :smth055

Is anyone going to attend Meltdown?
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Re: Robert to curate Meltdown festival
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2018, 13:12:57 »
Robert's first ever tweet?

Hmm. The small letters are unusual for him or am I wrong?
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Re: Robert to curate Meltdown festival
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2018, 14:41:29 »
Hmm. The small letters are unusual for him or am I wrong?

You're not the first to notice.
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As @slicingeyeballs pointed out, it isn't ALL CAPS, so probably just his social media person, not actually Robert.
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Re: Robert to curate Meltdown festival
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2018, 16:12:13 »
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Re: Robert to curate Meltdown festival
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2018, 13:56:04 »
http://craigjparker.blogspot.de/2018/04/more-meltdown-artists-revealed.html
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... official announcement will be made at 10am on April 10th.
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Re: Robert to curate Meltdown festival
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2018, 14:31:54 »
Wish I could just move to London this summer...
Here is the line-up:
http://craigjparker.blogspot.de/2018/04/full-meltdown-lineup.html
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Re: Robert to curate Meltdown festival
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2018, 15:07:16 »
O my...this event is incredible, and I have an appointment when the general sale begins.  :roll:

OK. Let's be patient.
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Re: Robert to curate Meltdown festival
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2018, 11:17:05 »
Here you can listen to Robert on BBC6Music (29 days left to listen):
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b5sy2j

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Robert Smith from The Cure sits in for Iggy Pop with a special show reflecting his curation of this year's Meltdown Festival at London's Southbank Centre.

Robert gives you an insight into the curation process and the overriding theme of his choice of acts for this year. Taking you from the alternative rock of The Psychedelic Furs, through the Japanese instrumental post-rock of Mono, the electronica of Eat Static and even over to the singer-songwriter styling of Suzanne Vega.
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Re: Robert to curate Meltdown festival
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2018, 15:26:29 »
Line up is really amazing :smth055

Is anyone going to attend Meltdown?

Unfortunately not no. The line-up is indeed amazing!!
Are you going or maybe you are there now? And if so, for how many days will you be there?