The dates for Meltdown 2016 are confirmed to be from Friday 10th until Sunday 19th June 2016.
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 2016 is Elbow's Guy Garvey.
Latest additions Richard Hawley, Marika Hackman, The Plumedores (featuring elbow guitarist Mark Potter, NZCA Lines, Tiggs Da Author, Steve, Mano McLaughlin, Kiran Leonard, and Jesca Hoop.
The first acts confirmed were Laura Marling, Connan Mockasin, Femi Kuti, This Is The Kit, I Am Kloot performing 'Sky At Night', Lift To Experience reform for a one off gig, The Staves, K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade, Afriquoi, Evidently, Drunk At Vogue, and as part of this year's boat theme the final night's concert 'The Boat We're In' sees Guy joined by Robert Plant, Nadine Shah, and Nick Mulvey.. Alongside some very well known artists, introducing lesser-known acts will be a theme for Guy’s Meltdown.
The programme announced so far is:
10 June Lift To Experience + Kiran Leonard, Royal Festival Hall (7.30pm)
10 June Drunk At Vogue, Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall (10.30pm)
10 June Friday Lunch Helen Whitaker
11 June Femi Kuti + Tiggs da Author, Royal Festival Hall (7.30pm)
11 June K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade / Afriquoi, Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall (10.30pm)
11 June This Is The Kit, Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden (7pm)
11 June Meltdown The River, Meltdown Party Boat (departs from Royal Festival Hall) (12:30pm & 6:30pm)
11 June The Bryan Glancy Stage - free live music, Riverside Terrace (1pm - 7.30pm)
12 June Meltdown Circus Day, Southbank Centre (11.30am - 5.30pm)
13 June I Am Kloot presenting 'Sky At Night' + The Plumedores, Royal Festival Hall (7.30pm)
14 June The Staves, Royal Festival Hall (7.30pm)
14 June Evidently, Blue Room at Royal Festival Hall (7.30pm)
15 June Connan Mockasin + NZCA/Lines, Royal Festival Hall (7.30pm)
15 June Steve, Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall (10.30pm)
16 June Richard Hawley, Royal Festival Hall (7.30pm)
17 June Guy Garvey + Jesca Hoop, Royal Festival Hall (7.30pm)
17 June Friday Tonic - Mano McLaughlin, Foyer Spaces(7.30pm)
18 June Laura Marling + Marika Hackman, Royal Festival Hall (7.30pm)
18 June The Bryan Glancy Stage - free live music, Riverside Terrace (1pm - 7.30pm)
18 June Beyond The Bassline - Guy Garvey Special, St Paul’s Roof Pavilion (3pm)
18 June Snooztime Storytime with Vanessa Woolf and Guests
19 June The Boat We’re In featuring Guy Garvey, Robert Plant, Nadine Shah, Nick Mulvey, and Josephine Oniyama, joined onstage by Southbank Sinfonia and choirs Royal Festival Hall (7.30pm)
19 June Refugees Welcome, across public spaces in Royal Festival Hall (1pm - 7pm)
For the line-up details as available see the Meltdown line-up page.
Ticket prices vary depending upon event.
This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.
More information will be here when available.
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