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.
How the German composer’s influence extends from pop to present day electronic music
Leading figures from three decades of the Series share memorable stories from behind-the-scenes
Discover more about one of the 21st century’s most consistently thrilling pianists
Enjoy a look back at classic live performances by ‘the finest living exponent of the sarod’.
Find out more about the celebrated Russian pianist
Our Director of Music looks ahead to the Classical Season 2019/20
The OAE’s Roger Montgomery introduces his new 19th-century style horn
The quartet’s violist looks ahead to their Southbank Centre performance
Find out more about the life of the legendary Italian pianist
Watch the Philharmonia Orchestra’s principal guest conductor discuss this hugely popular work
IPS 2017/18

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A look into our archive at some of the pianist’s memorable London performances
Watch the Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Second Violin meet his famous fellow countryman
Discover more about the Canadian pianist and her British roots
The OAE’s principal clarinetist Antony Pay talks us through a staple instrument of its time
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 singer and writer introduces the Jewish composer
Hear music that has inspired this innovative composer and video maker
Listen to pieces from the 22-year project, and discover more about Chase’s commissions
Discover more about this Italian rising star

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Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto perform at the Royal Festival Hall