The Robert Smith-curated Meltdown festival in London wrapped up Sunday night with a headlining performance by The Cure — or, rather, CURÆTION-25, as the band was billed — that featured a there-and-back-again, two-set retrospective of the band’s 40-year career. Check out the full setlist right here.
London’s Meltdown festival today announced the remainder of the acts slated for this year’s Robert Smith-curated series of concerts, including festival closer CURÆTION-25: a two-hour performance by Smith at which he’ll be “joined onstage by four of his curious friends.” Full details here.
Robert Smith, founder and only constant of The Cure, has been tapped to hand-pick the lineup for the 25th installment of London’s prestigious Meltdown festival this June, following in the footsteps of past curators such as David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Morrissey, David Byrne, Nick Cave and more. Full lineup to be announced.
While we’ve already posted copious video from Siouxsie’s first concert in five years this past Saturday, it is worth sharing one key piece of footage from tonight’s reprise at the Yoko Ono-curated Meltdown festival, namely the one song on Saturday night’s setlist that got dropped from that show: “Spellbound.”
Siouxsie will return to the concert stage this summer after a five-year absence to perform at the Yoko Ono-curated Meltdown festival at London’s Southbank Centre, an event that also will feature sets by Patti Smith, Iggy & The Stooges, Boy George, and both Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore.
Elizabeth Fraser this week announced she will precede her two sets at the Antony-curated Meltdown festival with an August concert in Bath, England, that will be her first full performance in 14 years and which will find the singer debuting new material and ‘performing re-interpretations of Cocteau Twins songs.’
Elizabeth Fraser, the unforgettable voice of the Cocteau Twins, will return to the concert stage this summer for a pair of rare performances at the Antony-curated Meltdown festival at London’s Royal Albert Hall, which are being billed as her first solo concerts since the Cocteaus split up in 1998.