Robert Smith will curate this year’s Meltdown Festival

The Cure frontman will put together the line-up for Meltdown's 25th anniversary.

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South Bank’s Meltdown festival is always one of the highlights of the summer. Every year, they work with a musician or artist to curate a line-up of musical and cultural events in and around the South Bank Centre in London, having enlisted the likes of Yoko Ono, David Byrne and MIA in the past. This year Meltdown is celebrating twenty-five years and helping them do so is none other than Robert Smith. Frontman and founding member of post-punk icons The Cure, Smith is one of the most respected living musicians in the UK and has worked with David Bowie, Placebo and more during his career.

Speaking about his involvement in the festival Smith said: “I am honoured and excited to be curating the 25th Meltdown. 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 is the must-see event of the summer!” The first line-up details and tickets for Meltdown 2018 will be announced in March. Meltdown takes place between June 15th and 24th.

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