More acts revealed for Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival, here's how to get tickets

More acts revealed for Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival, here's how to get tickets

Cure frontman has curated the festival's 25th edition, adding Death Cab For Cutie, Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit to an already phenomenal bill

The final acts have revealed for Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival, taking place at London's Southbank Centre from Fri 15–Sun 24 Jun. Tickets for the new shows event go on sale to the public on Mon 13 Apr at 10am.

In the festival's 25th year, and The Cure's 40th, Smith has announced a special one-off performance under the name CURÆTION-25, a special show that'll see Smith closing out Meltdown on Sun 24 Jun. He'll be joined for the show by 'four curious friends' and other acts for a two-hour performance at the Royal Festival Hall, with special interpretations of some of The Cure's best known songs planned.

Also joining the bill are indie heavyweights Death Cab For Cutie, as well as Smith's friends (and long time Cure tour support), Scottish group The Twilight Sad. Their compatriots Frightened Rabbit, and Welsh trio The Joy Formidable will also play a set as part of Meltdown.

They all join the previously announced Deftones, The Libertines, Manic Street Preachers, Mogwai, My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails and Placebo.

Smith says of his lineup: 'I have finally figured out my Meltdown festival psychedelic puzzle and it really is just like heaven. Ten delirious June days at London's Southbank Centre await!'

Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival takes place at London's Southbank Centre from Fri 15–Sun 24 Jun. Tickets for the new gigs go on general sale at 10am on Mon 13 Apr.

Meltdown Festival

Robert Smith curates the UK’s longest-running artist-curated music festival in its 25th year, following in the footsteps of renowned festival curators Jarvis Cocker, Patti Smith, David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Ornette Coleman and David Byrne. The 2018 line-up includes Death Cab For Cutie, Maybeshewill, Jónsi, Suzanne Vega and more.

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