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All you never knew about one of Germany’s oldest orchestras
Hear how The Cure’s legendary frontman put together his festival this exclusive video interview
From the Be Good Tanyas to 2017’s Wildflower Blues, hear some of their great songs
Dom Thomas explains how Whyte Horses are quite literally a dream realised, in this video
Cap off a marvellous summer with our weekend of varied fun
Listen to specially curated Spotify playlists from Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas
Your best tweets and Instagram images from this year’s festival
Spend your summer weekends enjoying free live performances on our outdoor stage
Listen to music from acts playing Southbank Centre in autumn in this Spotify playlist
Find out about the history of the Argentine music and it’s links with Cuba and opera
Enjoy five brilliant performances from the incredible Malian music duo.
Listen to this Spotify playlist curated by Dom Thomas of the psychedelic pop group
Discover more about this intriguing composer and musician
Go behind the scenes at Meltdown with the first episode of our new podcast series
Take a look at some of the best images from across the ten days of 2018’s Meltdown festival
See the band as they prepared to play Robert Smith’s Meltdown festival, in this video
Take a look at some brilliant photos of 2018’s Meltdown festival from those who were there
See the American singer-songwriter talk about performing and Robert Smith
Hear from the band’s Barry Burns and Stuart Braithwaite and watch gig footage from their performance at Meltdown
See footage from the cellist’s appearance at Meltdown as she explains her distinctive sound
Luis Vasquez shares a selection of tracks inspired by Meltdown in this Spotify playlist

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