Meltdown 2009

Friday 12th to Sunday 21st June 2009
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX, England MAP
varies dependant on event from around £12 to £30
last updated: Thu 28th May 2009

The dates for Meltdown 2009 are confirmed as Saturday 13th until Sunday 21st 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 2009 has been announced as jazz legend Ornette Coleman.

Ornette Coleman will perform two very special concerts. One is inspired by his seminal 1959 release 'The Shape of Jazz to Come' and the other by his landmark 1961 release 'This Is Our Music'. Both concerts will take place in the Royal Festival Hall.

The line-up so far announced is as follows:
Fri 12 June - The Front Room - Tony Allen
Sat 13 June - Royal Festival Hall - The Roots with guest David Murray & more
Sat 13 June - Queen Elizabeth Hall - David Murray & Gwo-Ka Masters+ Jamaaladeen Tacuma
Sun 14 June - Royal Festival Hall - Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band featuring Antony Hegarty, Sean Lennon, Cornelius & special guests
Sun 14 June - Queen Elizabeth Hall- Marc Ribot, Evan Parker, and Han Bennink
Sun 14 June - The Clore Ballroom - Acoustic Ladyland
Mon 15 June - Royal Festival Hall - Baaba Maal
Mon 15 June - Queen Elizabeth Hall - The Freewheeling Yo La Tengo
Tue 16 June - Royal Festival Hall - Moby
Tue 16 June - Queen Elizabeth Hall - James Blood Ulmer
Wed 17 June - Royal Festival Hall - Bobby McFerrin
Thu 18 June - Queen Elizabeth Hall - Mike Patton & Fred Firth
Thu 18 June - Royal Festival Hall - Patti Smith and The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Thu 18 June - The Clore Ballroom - Led Bib
Fri 19 June - Royal Festival Hall - Ornette Coleman Reflections of The Shape of Jazz to Come+ Master Musicians of Jajouka
Sat 20 June - Royal Festival Hall - Charlie Haden: Liberation Music Orchestra with guests Carla Bley and Robert Wyatt + The Bad Plus
Sat 20 June - Front Room - Kieran Hebden AKA Four Tet with Steve Reid, and Mats Gustafsson
Sun 21 June - Royal Festival Hall - Ornette Coleman: Reflections of This is Our Music + Master Musicians of Jajouka

More artists and events to be confirmed soon.

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

More information will be here when available.

Friday 12th to Sunday 21st June 2009
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX, England MAP
varies dependant on event from around £12 to £30
last updated: Thu 28th May 2009


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