Guy Garvey, lead singer of elbow, 6 Music DJ, presenter of BBC iPlayer’s Music Box with Guy Garvey and latterly solo artist, curates the 23rd Meltdown.
A long-term admirer of the event, with elbow having first been invited to perform at Meltdown by Massive Attack in 2008, Guy joins a pantheon of renowned festival directors including Jarvis Cocker, Patti Smith, David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Ornette Coleman and, most recently, David Byrne.
‘Much like my work on TV and radio I see this as the perfect opportunity to shine a light on some amazing new talent while recognising and celebrating the artists that have had an influence on the new sounds of today. Beyond that I want my Meltdown to be a party where everyone feels invited and everyone leaves having had the best night out.’
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