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.
The family-friendly interactive installation is back
The BAFTA-winning composer looks ahead to his new festival
Take a look at the new trailer for this family favourite
How did the Weimar era pave the way for the rise of Nazism? Find out more in this Philharmonia Orchestra video
What was it like to be a student at the Bauhaus? Find out more in this Philharmonia Orchestra video
Go deeper into the exhibition, How Chicago! Imagists 1960s & 70s
Annette Isserlis and Kati Debretzeni explain the history behind the orchestra’s name in this video
Nicholas Hlobo introduces his work and discusses his use of materials in this short video
Nile Rodgers talks about his Meltdown festival in this exclusive video
The legendary singer and guitarist talks Chic, Nile Rodgers and Royal Festival Hall
Watch Tom McFarland and Josh Lloyd-Watson talk about performing at the festival
Watch the American musician and producer in this video
The pair discuss their portrait of Al-Kadhi’s drag persona in this short video
Watch a short video interview with the artist and hear a playlist of his work
The artist introduces his HENI Project Space exhibition in this short video 
Hear from Jean-Paul Gaultier ahead of his Fashion Freak Show
Watch this video introduction to the exhibition, featuring Guest Curator Vincent Honoré and Assistant Curator Tarini Malik
The Light In The Piazza’s Set and Props Designer on bringing Florence to the stage
The amazing story behind one of the most iconic disco anthems

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Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto perform at the Royal Festival Hall