Sat 14 Jun 2014–Sat 21 Jun 2014


Meltdown Sessions

Foyer Spaces

Buy a day pass to enjoy these specially curated sessions and hand-pick events throughout the day.

Day passes include talks and Q&A sessions with Meltdown special guests and industry experts, film screenings, drop in hands-on workshops, interactive technology installations and performances.

Want to learn more about making it in the music industry? Keen to get behind the decks for the first time or create your own track? Interested in hearing music by up-and-coming producers?

These sessions are your chance to get behind the scenes of Mo'Wax and its success, delve deeper into the music industry and try out a variety of hands-on workshops to build new skills.

11am – 5.30pm Meltdown Sessions wristband collection

Schedule for Sat 21 Jun:

Ableton Push Playground
Ableton makes Live, a unique music creation and performance software and Push, a hardware instrument for playing and composing with Live. The Ableton Push Playground is a drop-in music lab where you can try Push and Live for yourself and get expert advice and guidance from artists and trainers.


An Introduction to Meltdown and Southbank Centre’s Festivals
Southbank Centre’s Head of Contemporary Music, Jane Beese, introduces Southbank Centre’s festival strategy and talk through how a festival is put together.

12pm – 1pm

Gavin Turk in conversation with Ralph Rugoff (with signing post session in Foyer)
Award-winning artists Gavin Turk is considered to be one of the Young British Artists, whose installations and sculptures are known for dealing with issues of authorship, authenticity and identity. Here he is in conversation with Southbank Centre’s Director of Hayward Gallery, Ralph Rugoff.

1pm – 2pm

Janine Irons (Tomorrow's Warriors), Simon Deacon (Goldsmiths) and Sam Johnson (CM Music) hosted by Henry Ward, Head of Education at Southbank Centre
Leaders of educating and inspiring young musicians, Janine Irons, Simon Deacon and Sam Johnson share their experiences of what is means to be an aspiring musician in today’s industry.

2pm – 3pm

Festivals, Programming and Emerging Artists
With Tom Baker (Field Day/Eat Your Own Ears), Fiona Stewart (Green Man), Tania Harrison (Latitude) and Ruth Barnes (Amazing Radio)

Four festival veterans discuss what makes a festival a success, how a program comes together and why festivals are key for emerging artists.

2pm – 3pm

Music Creation – then and now with Andrea Parker, Howie B, Charlie Dark, Kirk Degiorgio and Palm Skin Productions
Reflections on music production techniques and technology from the artists that shaped the Mo' Wax era. From crate digging and hardware samplers to modern music software.

3pm – 4pm

State of the Nation: Hosted by Jane Beese with guests JP Duncan, Rob Holden and Grace Maxwell
A panel of industry experts discuss the current state of the music business, covering topics including how to break emerging artists and how to get into the industry. Hosted by Southbank Centre’s Jane Beese.

3pm – 4pm

Recording Insight – Rocking Chair with Andrea Parker
Andrea Parker has remixed many of the world's electronic pioneers, including Steve Reich, Phillip Glass, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Daphne Oram, Depeche Mode and many more. Here she delivers a masterclass on the making of Rocking Chair.

4pm – 5pm

Make Something New : Remix and Production Masterclass with Jesse Abayomi
A practical masterclass, offering tips and advice on how to create music through remixing.

5pm – 6pm

Nihal interviews Renee from ESG and Benji B
BBC Radio 1 presenter Nihal interviews fellow Radio 1 DJ Benji B and singer-guitarist Renee from proto-punk-funk band ESG, both appearing at this year’s Meltdown.