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Go deeper into arts, culture and performance and get to know the artists and thinkers that make up our distinctive programme.

What to see during three days of fantastic free music performances
It's set to get lively on our Riverside Terrace across July and August
See the bands and performers on their way to Meltdown festival 2019
The amazing story behind one of the most iconic disco anthems
Enjoy a Spotify playlist of music crafted by the man behind the sound of the 1980s
A Spotify playlist to get you in the mood for the CHIC-est of Meltdowns
Find out who's on the bill for the 26th edition of Meltdown festival
Enjoy the sarod players’ favourite music in these Spotify playlists
Enjoy this Spotify Playlist of tracks featuring samples from Nile Rodgers’ music
Enjoy a Spotify playlist packed with hits from the Meltdown curator’s remarkable back catalogue
How the German composer’s influence extends from pop to present day electronic music
Listen to a specially curated Spotify playlist from Sam Pillay
The co-founder of CHIC is named as the curator of the 26th Meltdown festival
Listen to the artists performing at Southbank Centre in 2019
See live performances from artists including Actress, James Lavelle, Sergio Mendes, Virginia Wing, Amjad Ali Khan and more
Enjoy nine inspirational pieces of music from the jazz saxophonist in this Spotify playlist
The singer shares ten tracks she’s listening to right now in a special Spotify playlist
The pianist and composer shares a specially curated Spotify playlist of his influences
Listen to covers of some of the composer’s most iconic songs in this Spotify playlist
The remarkable career of the man bringing his reimagining of Gershwin to Southbank Centre

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How a ground-breaking gig saw Pink Floyd banned from the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall
Enjoy a specially curated Spotify playlist of the acts playing here in 2019
Enjoy live music from artists including Louie Vega, James Lavelle’s UNKLE, Yann Tiersen and The Orb
Listen to a selection of tracks handpicked by Elheist, and a Bonnie Banane playlist
The young jazz starlett talks inspiration and gratitude
Listen to this specially curated playlist of ‘the father of South African jazz’
What are the Herne Hill pop duo listening to right now?
Listen to The Who frontman discussing his new memoir in this special podcast
The Hong Kong-born singer-songwriter on the unexpected influences of her grandparents' country
The musician/producer has curated a very eclectic Spotify playlist of his current favourites
Listen to the third episode of our monthly podcast, a preview of Unlimited
Get an idea of this year’s programme with these hand-picked events
Listen to specially curated Spotify playlist from the former Mercury Prize nominee
Watch the remarkable short film from BAFTA-winning director, Kieran Evans, here
Hear how The Cure’s legendary frontman put together his festival this exclusive video interview
From the Be Good Tanyas to 2017’s Wildflower Blues, hear some of their great songs
Dom Thomas explains how Whyte Horses are quite literally a dream realised, in this video
Listen to specially curated Spotify playlists from Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas
Your best tweets and Instagram images from this year’s festival
Listen to music from acts playing Southbank Centre in autumn in this Spotify playlist

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