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Robert Smith sits in

Robert Smith from The Cure sits in for Iggy Pop with a special show reflecting his curation of this year's Meltdown Festival at London's Southbank Centre.

Robert Smith from The Cure sits in for Iggy Pop with a special show reflecting his curation of this year's Meltdown Festival at London's Southbank Centre.

Robert gives you an insight into the curation process and the overriding theme of his choice of acts for this year. Taking you from the alternative rock of The Psychedelic Furs, through the Japanese instrumental post-rock of Mono, the electronica of Eat Static and even over to the singer-songwriter styling of Suzanne Vega.

Smith is the lead singer and principal songwriter of The Cure, and its only constant member since the group formed in 1978.

Now in its 25th year, Meltdown Festival takes place at London's Southbank Centre, the arts complex including the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room. Previous curators of Meltdown have included David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Scott Walker, Nick Cave, Laurie Anderson and Jarvis Cocker.

2 hours

Music Played

  • The Psychedelic Furs

    India

  • Placebo

    The Bitter End

    • Hut Music.
  • 65daysofstatic

    Radio Protector

  • Vessels

    Radiart

  • Alcest

    Kodama

  • Eat Static

    In All Worlds (feat. Robert Smith)

  • Suzanne Vega

    Small Blue Thing

  • God Is an Astronaut

    Shores of Orion

  • Death Cab for Cutie

    The New Year

    • Fierce Panda.
  • Maybeshewill

    Sanctuary

  • Kiasmos

    Drawn

  • MONO

    Halo

  • The Libertines

    Heart Of The Matter

    • Virgin EMI.
  • The Notwist

    Boneless

  • Manic Street Preachers

    A Design For Life

    • Global Television.
  • Nine Inch Nails

    Every Day Is Exactly the Same

  • Low

    Point of Disgust

  • Kristin Hersh

    Crooked

  • My Bloody Valentine

    Blown a Wish

  • Frightened Rabbit

    I Feel Better

  • Mogwai

    Batcat

  • The Cure

    The Same Deep Water As You

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