Southbank Centre’s annual contemporary music flagship festival, Meltdown, features a different director each year, the director is given the opportunity to curate his or her fantasy festival with a very distinct and individual line-up. Since the Festival’s inception in 1996, directors have included Elvis Costello, Robert Wyatt, Nick Cave, Patti Smith, David Bowie, Morrissey, Jarvis Cocker, Massive Attack, Ornette Coleman, Richard Thompson and Antony Hegarty.
Meltdown is renowned for presenting rising stars alongside established names with a series of eclectic, challenging and unmissable events. There's 10 days of vibrant entertainment to be found at the Southbank Centre and with the news that Meltdown 2013 is to be curated by Yoko Ono there are sure to be some very exciting announcements in the pipeline.
The Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre, occupying a 21-acre site that sits in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. The site has an extraordinary creative and architectural history stretching back to the 1951 Festival of Britain. Southbank Centre is home to the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and The Hayward as well as The Saison Poetry Library and the Arts Council Collection. The Hayward manages Hayward Touring exhibitions; and the Arts Council Collection on behalf of Arts Council England.
Tickets on sale from 10am Thursday 11 April via the Southbank Website