Top 20 photographs from Robert Smith’s Meltdown

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:54

Ten days of amazing live music is bound to deliver some memorable moments and incredible images. That was certainly the case with Robert Smith’s Meltdown as we welcomed around ninety different acts to six Southbank Centre stages. It meant that some of the busiest people across our venues were our photographers as they raced to capture every single performance.

Though between them they snapped thousands of fantastic images, we’ve managed to sift through them and pick out twenty of our favourites that help sum up a truly phenomenal week of gigs. So here’s your chance to relive Robert Smith’s Meltdown — or live it vicariously through us — with our top 20 photographs of the festival.

1. The Psychedelic Furs, Royal Festival Hall
Photo: Victor Frankowski

2. Placebo, Royal Festival Hall
Photo: Victor Frankowski

3. The Anchoress, Royal Festival Hall
Photo: Victor Frankowski

4. 65daysofstatic, Queen Elizabeth Hall
Photo: Victor Frankowski

5. My Bloody Valentine, Royal Festival Hall
Photo: Victor Frankowski

6. Moon Duo, Purcell Room
Photo: Caitlin Mogridge

7. Emma Ruth Rundle, Purcell Room
Photo: Victor Frankowski

8. Alcest, Queen Elizabeth Hall
Photo: Caitlin Mogridge

9. Deftones, Royal Festival Hall
Photo: Caitlin Mogridge

10. Jambinai, Queen Elizabeth Hall
Photo: Victor Frankowski

11. Manic Street Preachers, Royal Festival Hall
Photo: Victor Frankowski

12. Midas Fall, Sunday Surprises Stage, The Clore Ballroom
Photo: Caitlin Mogridge

13. Nine Inch Nails, Royal Festival Hall
Photo: Victor Frankowski

14. The Soft Moon, Royal Festival Hall
Photo: Victor Frankowski

15. Eat Static, Concrete Lates, Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer
Photo: Victor Frankowski

16. Mogwai, Royal Festival Hall
Photo: Victor Frankowski

17. Pumarosa, Sunday Surprises Stage, Riverside Terrace
Photo: Victor Frankowski

18. Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, Sunday Surprises Stage, Riverside Terrace
Photo: Victor Frankowski

19. and also the trees, Purcell Room
Photo: Victor Frankowski

20. Robert Smith, CUREATION-25, Royal Festival Hall
Photo: Victor Frankowski 

 

Want more? We’ve almost 300 incredible images from across Meltdown in our festival Facebook gallery.

see the full gallery

 


 

Meltdown festival is just one aspect of our live contemporary music programme here at Southbank Centre. We have gigs, performances and late night DJ sets throughout the year.

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