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More bands have been announced for Robert Smith’s upcoming installment of the Meltdown festival this summer, and the Cure frontman is also reportedly discussing some long-awaited new music from his beloved gothic rock pioneers.
As reported by the NME, Smith’s curated Meltdown for the 25th anniversary of the fest will feature performances from Death Cab For Cutie, Frightened Rabbit, The Twilight Sad and more, in addition to previously announced artists such as Deftones, the Libertines, Manic Street Preachers, Mogwai, My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Placebo, etc.
And the upcoming event apparently has Smith thinking about new music from the Cure, as he recently told BBC 6 Music when discussing the fest and the future of music.
“I’ve listened to more new music in the last six months than I ever have,” Smith says. “I’ve suddenly fallen in love with the idea of writing new songs, so it’s had a really good effect on me. […] I booked some time to do some demos next month. Some of it’s really good, some of it not so good.”
Smith also talks about the possibility of the Cure again headlining England’s historic Glastonbury festival, after promising more shows from the band in 2019.
“Yeah, maybe,” he says. “We haven’t had a happy history with Glastonbury over the years. Although we’ve headlined three times, we’ve never been on the best of terms. I don’t know if they forgive and forget. There are enough other festivals for us to play.”
The Cure will play another huge show at Hyde Park this summer with support from Interpol, Editors and more.
Hear Smith’s full interview below: