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65dos and MBV, yes, might have to do those...

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Seminal alternative rock group The Psychedelic Furs will open Smith’s Meltdown, delivering an opening night performance on Friday 15 June, with Placebo (Saturday 16 June) and The Libertines (Sunday 17 June) also appearing on the Royal Festival Hall stage on the festival’s first weekend.

Influential welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers return to Southbank Centre for the first time since 2008 on Tuesday 19 June, whilst Deftones fly in for their only UK show the following night. Glasgow rock stalwarts Mogwai also play a one-off Royal Festival Hall gig on Thursday 21 June, with Nine Inch Nails making their debut on the same stage a day later. And on Saturday 23 June shoegaze pioneers My Bloody Valentine return to the Royal Festival Hall stage for their first UK show in five years.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/blog/first-acts-confirmed-robert-smith-meltdown-festival

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Will this be MBV's first gig since they went on hiatus?

What are they like live anyway? I want to see them but I'm up north so really gonna have to justify coming all the way to London. Very fussy about concerts these days

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This is going to be impossible to buy tickets for. I still remember Sufjan Stevens being hard enough by himself to get tickets for.

And with so many great artists, the southbank centre website will just completely buckle under the pressure.

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FALKING HELL.

That is a stellar line-up.

That could have been two APE days and people would have FLOCKED.

Given that I'm attempting to be stringent on bands who I've had the pleasure of before, only Placebo and MBV would catch my attention of the headliners there. Not sure I could justify the potential of a £65 tag for either though.

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I've not been to Meltdown in a while, does anyone know if the tickets can sell out totally to members, or do they hold some back for general sale?

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41 minutes ago, evilduck said:

I've not been to Meltdown in a while, does anyone know if the tickets can sell out totally to members, or do they hold some back for general sale?

They can, yes. Expect NIN will do 

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Just now, Tuna said:

They can, yes. Expect NIN will do 

Thats what I figured, I remember getting Josh Homme tickets was a mare. Looks like its a membership for me!

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Oh my that lineup is amazing, London is getting all the gold this summer.

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38 minutes ago, Gilgamesh69 said:

Are NIN good live? 

They are fantastic live, they have a tremendous stage set up. The last time I saw them play they grabbed Gary Numan onstage as well.

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15 minutes ago, jump said:

They are fantastic live, they have a tremendous stage set up. The last time I saw them play they grabbed Gary Numan onstage as well.

Can echo this. Their 2014 Manchester show was part of the finest musical weekend of my life (I also saw Prince the day before/after).

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17 minutes ago, jump said:

They are fantastic live, they have a tremendous stage set up. The last time I saw them play they grabbed Gary Numan onstage as well.

Worth paying £45+ then? I wonder what the price breakdown will be like. Hoping the cheap seats aren't too bad...

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1 hour ago, Gilgamesh69 said:

Worth paying £45+ then? I wonder what the price breakdown will be like. Hoping the cheap seats aren't too bad...

It was £45 for the O2 last time they toured in 2014, I imagine their normal gig prices will be above that this year. Cheapest seats at the royal festival hall are usually the very back of the balcony, and they sometimes have standing bits at the back too.

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The best line-up I remember for this! Definitely tempted by Mogwai, 65dos and MBV.

Placebo and Deftones would be cool too but not sure how it'll work in either of the venues as I'm sure they're fully seated?

Don't mind sitting for the for the former 3.

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8 hours ago, aidenlangan95 said:

This is going to be impossible to buy tickets for. I still remember Sufjan Stevens being hard enough by himself to get tickets for.

Aye, proper dogfight that was.

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8 hours ago, Tuna said:

65dos

Definitely doing this... just seen it's £20-25 which is quite good IMO.

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Has anyone had much success with Meltdown tickets in the past? I just purchased a membership purely for NIN, but I've read on Drowned in Sound, that the site generally crashes for hours and the only real hope is to camp outside the box office from about 4am....is this for real??? It is disturbingly believable...  I'm in Peru and tried posting a plea on facebook for any of my friends to go and wait there for me, but weirdly, no one seems up for it.

Also, NIN kindly emailed a password for their pre-sale, which is the day after the venues presale. So, fat lot of good that will be....

If by some sort of sheer luck I get through, I'm sooo tempted by Placebo and Deftones also!

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On 06/03/2018 at 8:17 AM, Gilgamesh69 said:

Are NIN good live? 

YES! Even from the Brixton balcony (where I really didn't want to be), yes!

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I went to log on to check that my password and address are correct, and I'm in a queue already. :unsure: So much stress

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24 minutes ago, evilduck said:

I went to log on to check that my password and address are correct, and I'm in a queue already. :unsure: So much stress

Yep same, haven't even logged in...1424 in the queue :-/ honestly, couldn't he have made a slightly shitter line up :-p

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