1. Chaka Khan Meltdown 2024
    Photograph: Jo Metson Scott
  2. Meltdown
    Photograph: Victor Frankowski
  3. Meltdown
    Photograph: Victor Frankowski
  4. Meltdown
    Photograph: Victor Frankowski
  • Music, Music festivals

Chaka Khan’s Meltdown


Time Out says

Each year, Meltdown invites one artist to curate its bill, allowing them to take over the Southbank Centre for a couple of weeks with their favourite stars from across music and culture. This year, Chaka Khan is taking up the challenge with a lineup that brings together established icons and lesser-known discoveries.

When is Meltdown 2024?

Meltdown 2024 will take place at the Southbank Centre between June 14 and 23. 

How much are tickets?

Each show is priced differently, ranging from £10 to £120. Most events will cost between £20 and £35, though, and the festival offers a host of early bird and concessions discounts. Alongside the ticketed events, Meltdown features free cultural programming. For more information, visit the festival’s website.

Who’s on the lineup?

Khan’s Meltdown bill includes headline performances from Malian supergroup Les Amazones d’Afrique, British soundsystem DJ Norman Jay, indie upstart Master Peace, soothing singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé, French-Senegalese singer-songwriter anaiis, American Idol alumnus Todrick Hall, genre-hopping singer Rahsaan Patterson, experimental collective Speakers Corner Quartet & Guildhall Session Orchestra, folk star Bruce Hornsby, powerhouse vocalist Mica Paris, rising talent SIPHO., pianist and singer Reuben James, “the Grace Jones of jazz” Lady Blackbird, and award-winning jazz star Judi Jackson. Its final weekend comes with shows from West African group Balimaya Project, 60s street band WAR, feminist punks Big Joanie, 90s electronic heroes Morcheeba and the innovative House Gospel Choir. And, of course, Chaka Khan will appear at Meltdown 2024, too, with not one but two performances bookending the festival.

What time does Meltdown start?

Times vary depending on the event. Check the Southbank Centre website for more details.

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