Guy Garvey's Meltdown

10 Jun 2016 - 19 Jun 2016

In 2016, Guy Garvey joined a pantheon of renowned festival directors including Jarvis Cocker, Patti Smith, David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Ornette Coleman and David Byrne.

The brilliant line-up included Robert Plant, Femi Kuti, Laura Marling, I Am Kloot, Nadine Shah, The Staves, Connan Mockasin, Lift To Experience, This Is The Kit, Nick Mulvey, K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade, Guy Garvey, and more. There was a day dedicated to the refugee crisis, including a special concert on the Thames called The Boat We're In.

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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Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:14
In the first of our 'Six things...' series Julian Baggini muses on the notion of truth
Thu, 09/14/2017 - 15:30
Introducing the Philharmonia Orchestra‘s Principal Guest Conductor
Thu, 09/14/2017 - 13:14
See in 2018 in a vintage style with us
Thu, 09/14/2017 - 09:00
There's so much more to Margaret Atwood
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:30
Spoken word & Live literature
Ali Smith, Mohsin Hamid and George Saunders are all in the running
Tue, 09/12/2017 - 16:25
The drum & bass stalwart is back with his third artist album and his second autobiography
Sat, 09/09/2017 - 00:00
Peter Whelan, principal bassoonist with the OAE, introduces the Baroque bassoon.
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:44
Contemporary Classical
Get up to speed with this shape shifting artist.
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 00:01
Politics & History
See how Hillary Rodham Clinton went from First Lady of the United States, to the cusp of Presidency
Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:51
Religion & Beliefs
Former Chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council, Dr. Coline Covington, addresses our understanding of good and evil
Tue, 09/05/2017 - 13:09
Rock & Pop
How many of these Mercury Prize winners have you seen perform here?
Mon, 09/04/2017 - 12:54
Read our primer on John le Carré's legendary character
Sun, 09/03/2017 - 00:00
See a preview of their upcoming post-concert performance from the Finnish duo
Fri, 09/01/2017 - 12:38
Religion & Beliefs
Our year long series asking what it means to be human in the 21st Century returns
Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:03
Chamber & Recital
The celebrated German-Japanese pianist describes her introduction to the Norwegian composer
Wed, 08/30/2017 - 00:00
The Philharmonia Orchestra’s Principal Conductor introduces Mahler’s 3rd Symphony
Tue, 08/29/2017 - 17:31
Spoken word & Live literature
Discover the actors who will read extracts from Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years
Tue, 08/29/2017 - 17:13
Get set for a foodie celebration of all things Nordic at Southbank Centre
Fri, 08/25/2017 - 16:55
Enjoy a special performance from the acclaimed violinist.
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 16:39
Watch this short trailer for the Orchestra’s upcoming concert season with us



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Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto perform at the Royal Festival Hall

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Royal Festival Hall Cushion