For the tenth annual Meltdown, festival curator David Bowie boasts his favourite artists for a month of music, film and visual arts. Taking place at the Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, this was originally a classical event, progressing to a more rock orientated festival.
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June 29th is Bowies' "The New Heathens' Night" with The Dandy Warhols playing support in the Royal Festival Hall. Jonathan Ross follows in the Ballroom.
U.S singer songwriter Daniel Johnson pairs with The Legendary Stardust Cowboy in the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the 15th.
The Waterboys deliver an acoustic set on the 16th in the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Neil Hannons' The Divine Comedy play the 17th, with Finnish accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen playing Bowie tunes in the Ballroom.
Harry Hill entertains at the South Bank on the 17th, delivering his usual satirical wit.
In the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the 18th, Kimmo Pohjonen's Kluster play multidimensional sounds sharing the bill with The Lonesome Organist.
Playing in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Indie Rock outfit Television perform on the 19th and 20th.
In the same venue on the 21st and 22nd, Asian Dub Foundation provide a live score to Mathieu Kassovitz' film on Parisien youth, "La Haire."
Ex specials Terry Hall joins Gorillaz' Space Monkey Dub Session, with support from Gonzales on the 21st. Prior to the show in the Ballroom there's Canadas' Langley Schools Music Programme (Revisited) and Terry Edwards & the Scapegoats.
Coldplay play the 22nd with support from Pete Yorn.
Playing their first London show in 3 years, Suede pitch up on the 23rd.
Mercury Rev take the Festival Hall on the 27th, with Badly Drawn Boy playing in the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Airing new work with support from Bobby Conn are Supergrass on the 28th.
Throughout June the National Film Theatre will be presenting David Bowies' choices of the best digital film making. Also an exhibition, Sound and Vision will be staged by artists exposed from Bowies' website bowieart.
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