The Cure frontman Robert Smith has been picked to curate the 2018 installment of Meltdown Festival in London's Southbank Centre. The event, which is in its 25th year, takes place from June 15 - 24, 2018. Smith joins the list of previous curators that include David Bowie, M.I.A., Yoko Ono, and David Bryne.
So far no lineup has been announced, but in a press statement 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 ten-night extravaganza at London’s Southbank Centre is the ‘must see’ event of the summer!”
Along with Meltdown, The Cure will also play a 40th-anniversary concert at London's Hyde Park (Click here for tickets).The event will feature special guests Interpol, Ride, Slowdive, Goldfrapp, Editors, and The Twilight Sad as support. The concert takes place July 7 as part of the British Summer Time event series.
Many are wondering what else The Cure will do to celebrate 40 years together. Frequent Cure collaborator Tim Pope revealed on Twitter that he and Smith are working on a definitive documentary about the band. Pope didn't reveal many details, but promised it would feature never before seen footage and rare interviews.