Meltdown Festival

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 22ND JUNE 2014

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Meltdown FestivalJames Lavelle, the man behind influential record label Mo'Wax, curates this year's Meltdown festival when it returns to the Southbank Centre in June 2014 as the alternative music festival marks its 21st anniversary. Highlights among the impressive list of acts lined up include Chrissie Hynde who plays her first UK show in five years, drum and bass DJ Goldie whose seminal album is performed live by the Heritage Orchestra, and hip hop legend Grandmaster Flash and Scratch Perverts who kick off the festival with a double-bill celebrating these two masters of the turntable. Performance artists Carnet de Voyage create a site specific work as support for Neneh Cherry, Detroit DJ and producer Jeff Mills plays a headline show in the Royal Festival Hall, with support from A Guy Called Gerald. And DJ sets will take place in the foyer spaces of the Southbank Centre every night of the festival. In curating this year's Meltdown Lavelle joins a long list of esteemed musical innovators who have previously taken on the role including Yoko Ono, David Bowie, John Peel,
Morrissey, Jarvis Cocker, Patti Smith, Massive Attack and Lee 'Scratch'
Perry.

 

About Southbank Centre

London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design finally move into the 21st century with a proposal that includes a floating glass pavilion, two more roof gardens, a space for riverside arts and a large pedestrian area. More about Southbank Centre

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Meltdown Festival  ESG, photo copyright Phillipe Levy  

   
Meltdown Festival - ESG, photo copyright Phillipe Levy

Meltdown Festival ESG, photo copyright Phillipe Levy 

LondonTown.com - Meltdown Festival Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Waterloo Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Lambeth North Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Park
 
13 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £117  32% off
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Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from Meltdown Festival
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 1st February 2015
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 9 minutes from Meltdown Festival
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The Scottsboro Boys
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th October 2014 to 21st February 2015
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, South Bank, London WC2H | 11 minutes from Meltdown Festival
It's 1931, nine young black men aged between 12 and 19 are travelling on a train through Scottsboro, looking for a new life. Following a sold ...More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Meltdown Festival
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London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Meltdown Festival
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Meltdown Festival
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London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Meltdown Festival
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London > Attractions >
SE1 | Same location as Meltdown Festival
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Meltdown Festival
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Meltdown Festival
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Meltdown Festival
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
63 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Meltdown Festival
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Meltdown Festival
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
 
 
 
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Canteen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Meltdown Festival
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Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Meltdown Festival
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4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 17 minutes from Meltdown Festival
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 17 minutes from Meltdown Festival
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Meltdown Festival
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Meltdown Festival
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Meltdown Festival
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Meltdown Festival
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Meltdown Festival
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, SE1 | Same location as Meltdown Festival
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Meltdown Festival
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Meltdown Festival
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Meltdown Festival
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Meltdown Festival
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Meltdown Festival
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Southbank Centre events

 
Instruments Of The GurusInstruments Of The GurusKirpal Panesar and Surdarshan Channa performs a selection of classical works using two traditional and rare Sikh instruments, the taus and the jori.20th September 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
Instruments Of The Gurus
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Saturday 20th September 2014 - 10am
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Kirpal Panesar and Surdarshan Channa performs a selection of classical works using two traditional and rare Sikh instruments, the taus and the jori.
Magical Morning RagasMagical Morning RagasIn his debut UK performance, Torvi performs a selection of classical works.20th September 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
Magical Morning Ragas
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Saturday 20th September 2014 - 10am
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
In his debut UK performance, Torvi performs a selection of classical works.
Khayal Talk With Legendary Prabha AtreKhayal Talk With Legendary Prabha AtreLearn about Indian classical music.20th September 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
Khayal Talk With Legendary Prabha Atre
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Saturday 20th September 2014 - 12.30pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Learn about Indian classical music.
Legendary Prabha Atre: Khayal: TalkLegendary Prabha Atre: Khayal: TalkGet a flavour of the past six decades of Indian classical music.20th September 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
Legendary Prabha Atre: Khayal: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Saturday 20th September 2014 - 12.30pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Get a flavour of the past six decades of Indian classical music.
Tabla Rhythms UnleashedTabla Rhythms UnleashedBanerjee performs songs on the Tabla.20th September 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
Tabla Rhythms Unleashed
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Saturday 20th September 2014 - 2.30pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Banerjee performs songs on the Tabla.
Curious Carnatic NotesCurious Carnatic NotesViolinist Akkarai S Subhalaksmi performs a selection of classical works.20th September 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
Curious Carnatic Notes
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Saturday 20th September 2014 - 6pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Violinist Akkarai S Subhalaksmi performs a selection of classical works.
Dhrupad And Shock Of The NewDhrupad And Shock Of The NewTraditional Hindustani and Carnatic songs performed by Abhishek Raghuram, Akkarai S Subhalakshmi, VV Ramanamurthy, G Guruprasanna and Jyoti Hegde.20th September 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
Dhrupad And Shock Of The New
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Saturday 20th September 2014 - 6.30pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Traditional Hindustani and Carnatic songs performed by Abhishek Raghuram, Akkarai S Subhalakshmi, VV Ramanamurthy, G Guruprasanna and Jyoti Hegde.
Gruff RhysGruff RhysThe singer-songwriter who originates from Haverford West and member of both Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon, performs his indie-rock originals.20th September 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
Gruff Rhys
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Indie & Grunge
DATES  Saturday 20th September 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
The singer-songwriter who originates from Haverford West and member of both Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon, performs his indie-rock originals.
Yogabliss: WorkshopYogabliss: WorkshopSixty-minute yoga classes.20th September 2014Sunday 21st September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Now On
Yogabliss: Workshop
event > Sporting Events > Particpate in Sports - Dance
DATES  Saturday 20th September 2014 at 3pm & Sunday 21st September 2014 at 10.30am
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Sixty-minute yoga classes.
Hetain Patel: Heaven And Earth Installation ArtHetain Patel: Heaven And Earth Installation ArtVisual artist Hetain Patel presents the tabla's complex time cycles with rare archive footage of Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri's solo tabla performance at the Darbar Festival in 2012.20th September 2014Sunday 21st September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Hetain Patel: Heaven And Earth Installation Art
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Performance and Body Art | PRICING  Free  
DATES  19th and 20th September 2014 at 12noon-9pm & 21st September 2014 at 12noon-7.30pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Visual artist Hetain Patel presents the tabla's complex time cycles with rare archive footage of Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri's solo tabla performance at the Darbar Festival in 2012.
 

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