more acts and entertainment announced for David Byrne's Meltdown

film scores, Sinkane, Gaby Moreno, Lonnie Holley, bling ya bike, and more

By Scott Williams | Published: Tue 16th Jun 2015

David Byrne & St Vincent

Monday 17th to Sunday 30th August 2015
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Greater London, SE1 8XX, England MAP
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Last updated: Tue 16th Jun 2015

More acts and entertainment has been announced for David Byrne's Meltdown festival at The Southbank Centre this August.

The latest additions include three live film performances, 'There Will Be Blood' is accompanied by a live orchestral performance of Jonny Greenwood's score, and performed by Jonny Greenwood & London Contemporary Orchestra. Filmmaker Sam Green presents a new live cinema performance 'The Measure of All Things' a live documentary, and a screening of Franklin J Schaffner's film 'Planet of the Apes' accompanied by a live soundtrack by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Other additions to the musical line-up are Sinkane, Gaby Moreno, Lonnie Holley, Eliza McCarthy, and Monsalve Y Los Forajidos.

Musicians of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in Meltdown's Big Busk led by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble on Friday 21st August in the venue's outdoor space.

Plus blinging your bike, vocal and creative art workshops, and singing opportunities.

Throughout the festival, The Saison Poetry Library is housing David Byrne's reading lounge, a collection of 500 of his personal books for you to read and borrow. Become a member of the library for free to borrow a book, and get an insight into the literary works that have shaped David's thoughts and approach to music.

Meltdown 2015, the 14-day event in August this year, will see Byrne create a line-up over the duration of the festival of not just music, but also debate and installations.

Previously announced are Atomic Bomb! Who Is William Onyeabor?, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Spain's Estrella Morente, and Maria Rodes, Bianca Casady, Sunn O))), Russia's Phurpa, Psapp, Carmen Consoli, Benjamin Clementine, Petra Haden, Gamelan, Anna Calvi, Matthew Herbert, John Luther Adams - Across A Distance, Lonnie Holley , David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors, Gabi, Francois & The Atlas Mountains, Zun Zun Egui, Germany's Gob Squad - Western Society, Young Marble Giants, and Young Jean Lee's We're Gonna Die performed by Future Wife, with David Byrne himself.

For the line-up details as available see the Meltdown line-up page.

Meltdown takes place over all 21 acres of the Southbank Centre, including the riverside, Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall. The dates for Meltdown 2015 are confirmed as Monday 17th until Sunday 30th August 2015.

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