Meltdown Festival 2018: Robert Smith announces Nine Inch Nails, Manic Street Preachers, Libertines and more

'This is really happening'

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
@Roisin_OConnor
Tuesday 06 March 2018 11:33
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Robert Smith has curated the 25th edition of Meltdown festival (photo Andy Veila)
Robert Smith has curated the 25th edition of Meltdown festival (photo Andy Veila)

Robert Smith has announced the artists he has curated for this year's Meltdown festival.

The Cure frontman has brought together some of the most influential artists of the last 40 years, who will perform at the Southbank Centre in London from June 15 - 24.

Included on the lineup are stadium and arena-filling acts: Deftones, The Libertines, Manic Street Preachers, Mogwai, My Bloody Valentine, Placebo and The Pschadelic Furs.

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 ios akin to figuring out a giant psychadelic 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!"

See the full list of Meltdown acts announced so far, below:

The Psychedelic Furs (with support from The Church) - Friday June 15

Placebo - Saturday June 16

The Libertines - Sunday June 17

Manic Street Preachers (with support from The Anchoress) - Tuesday June 19

Deftones - Wednesday June 20

Mogwai (with support from Kathryn Joseph) - Thursday June 21

Nine Inch Nails - Friday June 22

My Bloody Valentine - Saturday June 23

Also announced:

65daysofstatic - Friday June 15

The Notwist - Saturday June 16

Alcest - Sunday June 17

Kristin Hersh - Thursday June 21

Mono - Friday June 22

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