Guy Garvey's Meltdown

In June 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.
Yes, we somehow managed to narrow it down to six
Listen to the best-selling author of The Hate U Give discuss her second novel
Read an interview between the artist and Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff
The author introduces her new novel Lost Children Archive
The best-selling writer and essayist discusses finding her place in feminism, intersectionality and grappling with pop culture
Catch up on the Oscar-winning actress discussing her autobiography In Pieces at London Literature Festival
What are the Herne Hill pop duo listening to right now?
Discover how the Israeli-American pianist got started – and how Meryl Streep inspires him
The musician/producer has curated a very eclectic Spotify playlist of his current favourites
There is so much more to this Scottish writer than The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
In the fourth edition of Think Aloud, we join the #AskACuratorDay celebrations
Listen to the two literary titans discuss their creative processes, and the inspirations for their fiction
Listen to a discussion of family dynamics, memory and desire, from two Booker Prize-winning authors
Listen to two Booker Prize-winning writers discuss how historical fiction can shed light on our present
Listen to the novelists discuss how fiction can capture lives on the margins of history
Discover more about this intriguing composer and musician
Find out about the world's first exhibition of this emerging art form
Read our short but sweet interview with the young British composer Charlotte Bray

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