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.
Enjoy this scrumptious rhubarb-based chocolate tart recipe
Best friends Ross and Tom tell us how to make a vegan jackfruit pot pie
Enjoy this fantastic South Asian family recipe
Enjoy a classic Indian inspired dish from Alchemy
Cook and enjoy this fantastic Afghan recipe from Ladle & Skillet
Discover the people and the recipes behind the delicious South Asian street food
Discover some amazing African recipes from The African Food & Drink Takeover 2017
Taste delicious dishes at Alchemy’s street food market, KERB, then recreate them at home
A traditional West African rice dish, from Emeka and Ifeyinwa Frederick of Chuku's
An East-African doughnut recipe, courtesy of Eric Mugaju from Maskani
A slow-cooked Nigerian beef dish, from Tokunbo Koiki, of Tokunbo’s Kitchen
A traditional fried spicy Ghanaian dish, from Alicia Ama, of Chalé! Let’s Eat
A Madagascan curry dish, from Prisca Bakare, of The Lemur House
A West African barbecue dish, from Nimatu Owino, of CHAM CHAM
Mandy of Sambal Shiok tells us how to make her chicken satay
Magda and Grzegorz tell us the recipe for pierogi – traditional Polish dumplings
Tan of Pad + Sen tells us how to make the classic pad thai from her childhood in Bangkok
Catherine and Gary of Ladle & Skillet tell us how to make their lamb neck fillet wrap
Sukho and Joo of Korrito tell us how to make their bulgogi BBQ beef

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Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto perform at the Royal Festival Hall