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QuoteThe 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.
QuoteThe 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
QuoteInstrumental 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'.
QuoteToday 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 editionRead more at http://www.nme.com/news/music/robert-smith-meltdown-festival-announcement-london-2018-tickets-2255748#ahDHF4tRbvlBQmru.99
QuoteRobert 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!"
Quote from: Ulrich on March 07, 2018, 16:42:20Robert's first ever tweet?
Quote from: MeltingMan on March 08, 2018, 13:12:57Hmm. The small letters are unusual for him or am I wrong?
QuoteAs @slicingeyeballs pointed out, it isn't ALL CAPS, so probably just his social media person, not actually Robert.
Quote from: Ulrich on March 07, 2018, 16:42:20Robert's first ever tweet?https://twitter.com/RobertSmith/status/971121369646845952http://craigjparker.blogspot.de/2018/03/roberts-1st-tweet.html
Quote... official announcement will be made at 10am on April 10th.
QuoteRobert 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.
Quote from: SusannaRS on March 06, 2018, 13:28:46Line up is really amazing Is anyone going to attend Meltdown?