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Nine Inch Nails, The Libertines, Deftones & More Announced for Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival

Nine Inch NailsThe Libertines and Deftones are among the first names to be announced for the 25th Meltdown Festival, curated this year by The Cure‘s Robert Smith.

Smith follows a host of well-respected industry bods who have been asked to curate the prestigious festival. Previous artists to have been at the helm include former Mo’ Wax chief James LavellePulp‘s Jarvis CockerDavid Byrne, and Patti Smith.

Taking place across multiple dates in June 2018, the festival is hosted by London’s Southbank Centre.

Artists confirmed so far include 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.

SCHEDULE

THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Friday 15 June, 7:30 pm

Royal Festival Hall

 

65daysofstatic

Friday 15 June, 7:30 pm

Queen Elizabeth Hall

 

PLACEBO

Saturday 16 June, 7:30 pm

Royal Festival Hall

 

THE NOTWIST

Saturday 16 June, 7:30 pm

Queen Elizabeth Hall

 

THE LIBERTINES

Sunday 17 June, 7:30 pm

Royal Festival Hall

 

ALCEST

Sunday 17 June, 7:30 pm

Queen Elizabeth Hall

 

MANIC STREET PREACHERS

Tuesday 19 June, 7:30 pm

Royal Festival Hall

 

DEFTONES

Wednesday 20 June, 7:30 pm

Royal Festival Hall

 

KRISTIN HERSH

Thursday 21 June, 7:30 pm

Queen Elizabeth Hall

 

MOGWAI

Thursday 21 June, 7:30 pm

Royal Festival Hall

 

NINE INCH NAILS

Friday 22 June, 7:30 pm

Royal Festival Hall

 

MONO

Friday 22 June, 7:30 pm

Queen Elizabeth Hall

 

MY BLOODY VALENTINE

Saturday 23 June, 7:30 pm

Royal Festival Hall

Tickets for individual events will soon be available to buy from the Southbank Centre website.

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