A mental health event will replace Frightened Rabbit's Meltdown set this week.
The Scottish band were due to play the London event, hand-picked by The Cure's frontman Robert Smith. Sadly, that will not now take place.
Scott Hutchison's death means that Frightened Rabbit have pulled the performance, to be replaced by a mental health event.
The event will take place on June 19th in the Southbank Centre, featuring a panel comprised of Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses, Placebo's Stefan Olsdal, musician and poet Dizraeli, music charity Help Musicians UK representative Christine Brown.
A Southbank Centre spokesperson commented: “The music industry has seen a number of devastating losses of life in recent years, and increasing numbers of musicians are speaking out in the media and in their songs about struggles with mental health”.
Robert Smith spoke about the loss of Scott Hutchison with Time Out recently: “It’s awful. They were one of the bands that I was really, really looking forward to seeing. I’ve been listening to them for 10 years. I’ve never met him, but I feel I know him because of his voice.”
The event has gained the approval of Frightened Rabbit, with the band commenting:
Listen. Talk. Learn. I would love to be there as I still have so much to learn about mental health issues. If you feel the same head on down. I’m sure it’ll be a great event. https://t.co/dedxjtBpUl— Frightened Rabbit (@FRabbits) June 19, 2018
Robert Smith's Meltdown concludes on June 24th.
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