Meltdown 2008

Saturday 14th to Tuesday 24th June 2008
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX, England MAP
varies dependant on event from £12 to £30
last updated: Thu 12th Jun 2008

The dates for Meltdown 2008 are confirmed as Saturday 14th to Tuesday 24th June.

Each year MELTDOWN offers a guest director the chance to produce his or her own fantasy festival, mixing artists and art forms, reflecting their own personal passions and interests. The director for 2008 has been announced as trip-hop legends Massive Attack.

Massive Attack themselves will be playing twice at the Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 14th and Sunday 22nd June. Fuck Buttons will play playing on the Ballroom Stage at the Royal Festival Hall immediately after Massive Attack's set in the main auditorium. There will be a series of free post-show performances on The Clore Ballroom stage throughout the festival, including Malakai (Saturday 21 June), the Bristol two-piece championed by Portishead's Geoff Barrow amongst many others.

Other confirmed performances include:

Queen Elizabeth Hall
14 June - Gong
15 June - Reggae Acoustic Songbook with Horace Andy + Johnny Clarke + Earl 16 + Prince Malachai
17 June - The Dubstep Chronicles: Mala (Digital Mystikz), Benga (Tempa), Kode9 (Hyperdub), Skream (Tempa), Pinch (Tectonic), Horsepower (Tempa), The Moody Boyz (Studio Rockers) + live band JazZstePpa (Hotflush) in The Front Room
18 June - The Shortwave Set, and Martina Topley-Bird
19 June - Massive Attack presents Future Sounds of Hip-hop with Dalek, Cool Kids, Shape Of Broad Minds, and Flying Lotus
20 June - Terry Callier, and Aloe Blacc
21 June - Tunng + Leila

Royal Festival Hall
15 June - Yellow Magic Orchestra
16 June - Elbow + Fleet Foxes
17 June - Vangelis' Blade Runner Soundtrack performed live by the Heritage Orchestra, mixed by Massive Attack
18 June - Stiff Little Fingers performing Inflammable Material with Mark Stewart & The Maffia (showcase edit), and Adrian Sherwood
19 June - Grace Jones
20 June - Gang Of Four, and Tom Tom Club
21 June - George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic
24 June - An Evening with MC5 and Primal Scream - both play separately before they come together for a collaborative set.

Purcell Room
14 June - Reprieve Screenings: Fourteen Days In May and post show talk with Paul Hamann, Clive Stafford Smith and Nick Yarris.
15 June - Reprieve Screenings: Taxi to the Dark Side and post-show talk with Moazzam Begg & Clive Stafford Smith
16 June - Screening: The Night James Brown Saved Boston
21 June - Reprieve Screenings: The Rendition Monologues.

Festival Riverside
22 June - Saxon Sound System with Musclehead, Tippa Irie, Trevor Sax & Papa Levi

Riverside Terrace
13 - 22 June United Visual Artists and Installation Volume
13, 14 & 19 to 21 June - For five nights during the festival there is a Silent Disco, which will include sets by guest DJs including Massive Attack's Daddy G (Friday 13 June), James Lavelle (Saturday 14 June), Peaches (Thursday 19 June), Kieron Hebden aka Fourtet (Friday 20 June), and Andrew Weatherall (Saturday 21 June).

The Clore Ballroom
There are free late-nights events at The Clore Ballroom, these include: Saturday 14 June Fuck Buttons, and Don Letts; Thursday 19 June Ebony Bones, and Alexis Taylor; Friday 20 June Trojan Sound System; Saturday 21 June Malakai.

There will also be screenings of Shane Meadow's Somers Town, In Prison My Whole Life, BUG: Massive Attack's Videos, and Blade Runner: The Final Cut.

There are more artists and events to be confirmed including, a pre-show sessions with Trojan Sound System And Blast Theory's Day Of The Figurines.

Prices vary depending on show and venue, to buy tickets click here.

More information will be here when available.

Saturday 14th to Tuesday 24th June 2008
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX, England MAP
varies dependant on event from £12 to £30
last updated: Thu 12th Jun 2008


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