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 

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 Calendar 2014

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London Marriott Hotel County Hall
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £117  36% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from Meltdown Festival
A simply unbeatable location for anyone who loves to keep themselves busy. London's County Hall is at the heart of the South Bank, surrounded by theatres, ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  31% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Meltdown Festival
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
 
 
 
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £145  26% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from Meltdown Festival
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
 
 
 
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from Meltdown Festival
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
 
 
 
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 10 minutes from Meltdown Festival
Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet ...More
 
 
 
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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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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Meltdown Festival
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 ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Meltdown Festival
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat auditorium, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Meltdown Festival
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Meltdown Festival
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Meltdown Festival
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still growing. ... More
 
 
 
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South Bank
London > Attractions >
SE1 | Same location as Meltdown Festival
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall, Queen ... More
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Meltdown Festival
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named ... More
 
 
 
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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
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Meltdown Festival
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
63 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Meltdown Festival
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This ... More
 
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
The menu at Canteen reads like a comforting childhood reminiscence with some sophisticated bunting thrown on top. Devilled kidneys on toast, followed by an excellent slow-roast ... More
 
 
 
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Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Meltdown Festival
Strada has started something of a pizza revolution. The chain has blossomed thanks largely to its focus on fresh, high quality ingredients, and efficient, friendly service. ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 17 minutes from Meltdown Festival
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 17 minutes from Meltdown Festival
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 19 minutes from Meltdown Festival
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Meltdown Festival
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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
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Meltdown Festival
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Meltdown Festival
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Meltdown Festival
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
 
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, SE1 | Same location as Meltdown Festival
Designed by the Eden Project and run by Company of Cooks, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Meltdown Festival
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Meltdown Festival
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
 
 
 
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Meltdown Festival
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
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

 
DSLR Photography: CourseDSLR Photography: CourseLearn more about your digital SLR camera.1st October 2014Wednesday 1st October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
DSLR Photography: Course
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  Wednesday 1st October 2014 - 5.30pm-8pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Learn more about your digital SLR camera.
Stephen Fry LiveStephen Fry LiveThe comedian and actor discusses the next instalment in his memoirs.1st October 2014Wednesday 1st October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
Stephen Fry Live
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Wednesday 1st October 2014 - 7.20pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
The comedian and actor discusses the next instalment in his memoirs.
Josienne Clarke & Ben WalkerJosienne Clarke & Ben WalkerContemporary and classic folk by the London-based duo.1st October 2014Wednesday 1st October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Folk
DATES  Wednesday 1st October 2014 - 7.45pm-9.30pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Contemporary and classic folk by the London-based duo.
StorySLAM LiveStorySLAM LiveReadings of flash fiction.1st October 2014Wednesday 1st October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
StorySLAM Live
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Poetry & Readings
DATES  Wednesday 1st October 2014 - 7.45pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Readings of flash fiction.
I Am Become Words: Poetry Science And Transformation: Panel/DiscussionI Am Become Words: Poetry Science And Transformation: Panel/DiscussionThree poets read and discuss.1st October 2014Wednesday 1st October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
I Am Become Words: Poetry Science And Transformation: Panel/Discussion
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Poetry & Readings | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Wednesday 1st October 2014 - 8pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Three poets read and discuss.
London Literature FestivalLondon Literature FestivalLondon Literature FestivalThe Southbank serves up its annual dose of world class literature with a delectable array of spoken word performances, exciting new collaborations, workshops and talks from major writers and thinkers from around the world. Now in its eighth year, this autumn festival concentrates on the themes of freedom, justice and democracy. Heavy hitter1st October 2014Monday 13th October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Now On
London Literature Festival
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  30th September to 13th October 2014
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
The Southbank serves up its annual dose of world class literature with a delectable array of spoken word performances, exciting new collaborations, workshops and talks from major writers and thinkers from around the world. Now in its eighth year, this autumn festival concentrates on the themes of freedom, justice and democracy. Heavy hitter... More about this event
 
Design-Nation Presents...Design-Nation Presents...This years annual event will have a focus on renewal, and eight new members will present a collaboration designed around the theme.1st October 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Design-Nation Presents...
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Art and Antiques | PRICING  Free  
DATES  1st to 31st October 2014
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
This years annual event will have a focus on renewal, and eight new members will present a collaboration designed around the theme.
National Poetry Day LiveNational Poetry Day LiveScreenings, readings, films and more celebrating poetry.2nd October 2014Thursday 2nd October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
National Poetry Day Live
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Poetry & Readings | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 2nd October 2014 - 1pm-6pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Screenings, readings, films and more celebrating poetry.
Production: Course (Ages 15-21)Production: Course (Ages 15-21)Course in key production skills.2nd October 2014Thursday 2nd October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
Production: Course (Ages 15-21)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATES  Thursday 2nd October 2014 - 5.30pm-8pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Course in key production skills.
The Pity: Modern Responses To WarThe Pity: Modern Responses To WarCommemorating the centenary of the First World War.2nd October 2014Thursday 2nd October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
The Pity: Modern Responses To War
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Poetry & Readings
DATES  Thursday 2nd October 2014 - 6pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Commemorating the centenary of the First World War.
 

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Exhibitions | Until 13th October 2014 

Southbank Centre

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Theatre | Until 29th October 2014 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

James III is full of grand schemes in the third and final installment of Rona Munro's trio of new history ...More

 
The James Plays: James II
The James Plays: James II
Theatre | Until 29th October 2014 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

The second of three new plays by award-winning writer Rona Munro about 15th century Scottish kings, in James II the ...More

 
Ballyturk
Ballyturk
Theatre | Until 11th October 2014 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 3 minutes walk from Southbank Centre

The lives of two men unravel quickly over the course of 90 minutes in Enda Walsh's ambitious and tender new ...More

 
 
 
 
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