London's Southbank Centre have revealed their guest curator for the 25th anniversary of annual festival Meltdown, and the honour has gone to Robert Smith, iconic frontman of The Cure.
In taking on the responsibility of deciding the artistic programming, he follows in some pretty esteemed footsteps, with the likes of Elvis Costello, David Bowie, Yoko Ono and (last year's curator) M.I.A among those to have shaped the festival in their vision.
As one of British music's most recognisable figures and the creative force behind legendary post-punk/gothic rock band The Cure, it's hard to argue too much with the pedigree of the man. Especially when you take into account his numerous collaborations, with everyone from Placebo and Billy Corgan to Faithless and Crystal Castles.
Smith has promised that his curation will see more than 30 of his "all-time favourite artists – some of the most exciting, inspiration, intense and influential performers of the last 40 years". The lineup is due to be announced over the coming weeks.
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