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Robert Smith's Meltdown: Placebo
Robert Smith curates the UK’s longest-running artist-curated music festival in its 25th year.
Smith is the lead singer and principal songwriter of The Cure, and its only constant member since the group formed in 1978. One of popular music’s defining bands, The Cure took the ‘alternative rock’ genre mainstream around the world and garnered numerous awards including a Brit Award for Best British Band, an MTV Icon Award, a Q Inspiration Award and NME’s Godlike Genius Award. Smith has also been presented with an Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement.
An iconic figure in his own right, Smith’s influence reaches across popular culture, film, art, and fashion.
His many collaborations include performing and recording with artists as varied as David Bowie, Billy Corgan, Blink 182, The Stranglers, Placebo, Crystal Castles, Faithless, Korn and 65daysofstatic.
Meltdown is one of the UK’s most anticipated music events each year, in which an iconic artist curates their own personal festival, revealing their interests and influences. Robert Smith follows in the footsteps of such legendary curators as Patti Smith, Nick Cave, Yoko Ono, Massive Attack, Ornette Coleman and 2017’s M.I.A.
Please visit www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/meltdown for more information.
Placebo's angsty anthems have taken them from cult band to worldwide success, achieving over 12 million sales, with hits including 'Nancy Boy' and 'Pure Morning'. The band's brand of dark emotional rock has seen them attain a similar loyal fanbase to that of The Cure.
Placebo have now survived 20 years of love, hate, blood, sweat, tears, break ups and harmony all the whilst toting up over 1 million album sales in the UK, and over 12 million albums sold worldwide, and are still going strong.
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