The Cure’s Robert Smith Makes Huge Nine Inch Nails Announcement

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The Cure frontman Robert Smith was announced as the curator of this summer’s Meltdown Festival a few months back and promised it would be the “must-see event of the summer.”

The lineup he announced today includes Nine Inch Nails, My Bloody Valentine, Deftones, Placebo, Manic Street Preachers, The Libertines, Mogwai, The Psychedelic Furs, The Church, Kristin Hersh, The Notwist, and Mono.

In a press release, Smith says, “I am honoured and excited to be curating the 25th Meltdown Festival. 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 is the ‘must see’ event of the summer!”

In addition to curating the festival, Robert Smith will also play a two-hour 40th anniversary show in London’s Hyde Park on July 7, featuring sets from Interpol, Goldfrapp, and Slowdive.

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor recently shared a playlist of ‘Better Alone’ songs. View the list below:

01 Ghosts I
Nine Inch Nails
2:48

And When the Sky Was Opened
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
6:35

Background Noise
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
3:09

What If We Could?
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
4:07

We Forget Who We Are
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
4:55

Less Likely
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
6:20

Parallel Timeline with Alternate Outcome
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
6:32

What Have We Done to Each Other?
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
2:30

Adrift & At Peace
Nine Inch Nails
2:52

13 Ghosts II
Nine Inch Nails
3:13

8 Billion
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
8:41

Four Enclosed Walls
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
5:34

Gone, Still
Nine Inch Nails
2:36

Hand Covers Bruise
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
4:18

A Warm Place
Nine Inch Nails
3:22

02 Ghosts I
Nine Inch Nails
3:16

The Frail
Nine Inch Nails
1:54

28 Ghosts IV
Nine Inch Nails
5:22

The Persistence of Loss
Nine Inch Nails
4:03

Soft Trees Break the Fall
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
4:44

  • Silas Ward

    This isn’t a huge announcement. Wow nin are playing a festival…

    Sick clickbait title.

    • agentboolen

      Want to see nin but yes this article really has no real info. Already heard about this show from other sites.

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  • Jesusswept

    Smith looks like King Buzzo.