Part of M.I.A.'s Meltdown

Meltdown curator M.I.A. closes the festival with a special Royal Festival Hall performance.

Nominated for two Grammys, a Mercury Prize and an Academy Award, as well as recently being named Best Female at this year’s NME Awards, M.I.A. is recognised worldwide as a rapper, producer, director, visual artist and activist.

Thanks to her introduction to the Roland MC-505 sequencing machine by electro-clash supreme Peaches, M.I.A. made her first song ‘Galang’, which features on her first album in 2005, Arular. She then went on to make another four albums, packed with politically conscious lyrics and inimitable genre-blending.

Throughout her career, M.I.A. has forged creative collaborations with a multitude of artists, including Diplo, Afrikan Boy, Baauer and Timbaland – to name a few – with music influences ranging from nu rave and dancehall, to electro and hip-hop from around the world.

Dates & times

18 Jun 2017


Royal Festival Hall


£25 - £50
Booking fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)
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Please note this performance contains strong language.

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before & after

Customers at the Southbank Centre Shops
Enjoy design-led products and gifts in our Festival Terrace Shop.
Food from Las Iguanas at the Southbank Centre
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