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Robert Smith's Meltdown at Southbank Centre

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Robert Smith curates Meltdown at Southbank Centre. Copyright: Andy Vella. Image courtesy of Southbank Centre
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See the legendary artist's vision of music as he curates this special arts festival in its 25th year. Read More


Experience Robert Smith’s Meltdown as The Cure frontman joins the ranks of M.I.A, Patti Smith, David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Ray Davies and Morrissey as curator of the festival at Southbank Centre.

Listen to a trailblazing line-up of rock artists during 10 days of live music, with highlights including Placebo, The Libertines, Manic Street Preachers, Deftones and Nine Inch Nails.

You can also catch performances from Death Cab for Cutie, Suzanne Vega, Maybeshewill and many more artists, as well as the immersive Liminal sound experience. 

Closing the 25th year of the London festival Robert Smith also performs the exclusive two-hour CURÆTION-25 show in the Royal Festival Hall.

There’s also a range of free activities, including late-night afterparties, DJ sets in the Clore Ballroom and music on Southbank Centre’s Riverside Terrace.

Venue Details & Map

Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road
0844 847 9910
Public transport:
Underground and Rail Stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross or Waterloo East Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, York Road, Belvedere Road and Stamford Street.

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