The Cure frontman follows the lead of David Bowie, Yoko Ono, David Byrne and others in taking charge of the event which is to be held across the London Southbank complex, taking in the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and The Hayward, between June 15th-24th. “I am honoured and excited to be curating the 25th Meltdown,” Smith said.
“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!”
It’s the second big London commitment for Smith this year after The Cure were confirmed on the bill for the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations. Interpol, Goldfrapp, Editors, Slowdive, The Twilight Sad and Ride are on the line-up too.