Meltdown festival line-up
Check out who's playing at the Southbank Centre's series of music this summer
© Belinda Lawley
For the last 21 summers, the Southbank Centre has handed over its programming calendar to a class of people hardly famed for their organisational skills – musicians. Luckily the likes of David Bowie, John Peel and (last year’s director) Yoko Ono always pull through, making the festival an annual cultural highlight of the city.
Few come better connected than this year’s Meltdown chief, James Lavelle. After working in a record shop, he founded the ’90s-defining Mo’Wax label with a £1,000 loan, became a big shot DJ and created his own music as UNKLE. This year's festival (Friday June 13 – Sunday June 22) features performers, talks, parties and workshops that draw on every era of Lavelle’s career. Check out the full line-up of events and buy tickets below…
For more information on the festival visit the Meltdown website.
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