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    Playlist: Christine and the Queens Meltdown

    Musician, Christine and the Queens pictured in black and white from the back, wearing a suit. The word ‘Playlist’ sits over the top of the image in yellow text.
    Base image © Rémy Solomon

    The ‘Southbank Centre filled with beloved artists’ is what Christine and the Queens promised as the first acts were announced for their 2023 Meltdown.

    What will that sound like? Well you don’t have to wait until the 10 days of the festival on 9–18 June this summer to get an impression. To help you gear up for a sonorific summer with us at the Southbank Centre we’ve pulled together music from all the artists added to the line-up so far into one Spotify playlist.

    From the art rock of Django Django to the Afropop of Yemi Alade; the anthemic landscapes of Sigur Rós to the electronic soundscapes of Johnny Jewell, via the contemporary London jazz of Kokoroko and the emotive synth of Bat For Lashes. It’s all here, starting where else? But with Christine and the Queens himself.

    ‘Meltdown is all about inviting audiences and artists into the imagination of the curator, and the music they love. If you’ve ever had a chance to experience the creativity of Christine and the Queens, you’ll know it’s full of fun and joy, but also somewhere to help us make sense of the world around us.’

    Adem Holness, Southbank Centre Head of Contemporary Music
    Christine and the Queens in a suit looking to the left
    Pierre-Ange Carlotti
    Christine and the Queens’ Meltdown

    9 – 18 June 2023 sees Christine and the Queens takeover the Southbank Centre with his Meltdown festival. Tickets for most acts are now available; the most recently announced events go on general sale on Thursday 20 April.