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.
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See all-female hip-hop dance collective Myself UK in action
See highlights from China Changing Festival at Southbank Centre
Find out about three stunning performance pieces coming to Royal Festival Hall this August
Hear from Ballet and Contemporary dancer, Richard
How Hayward Gallery visitors became dancers in the 'Move: Choreographing You' exhibition
Leant to dance tango, the surf, two step, and the Birdgang stomp!

Meltdown stories

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Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto perform at the Royal Festival Hall