The Cure’s Robert Smith is curating this year’s Meltdown festival in London, and its initial lineup is extremely solid. Among the headliners are My Bloody Valentine (who allegedly will have a new album out this year) and Nine Inch Nails (who supposedly will release the third installment in their EP trilogy this year). Also on deck: The Libertines, Deftones, the Notwist, Alcest, Mogwai, Manic Street Preachers, Kristin Hersh, MONO, the Psychedelic Furs, 65daysofstatic, the Anchoress, Kathryn Joseph, Placebo, and the Church.
According to a statement from Smith, the final lineup will feature 60 artists performing over 10 days. Here’s that statement:
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!
Meltdown runs from 6/15-24 at Southbank Centre. Get more info here.