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.
Take a closer look at one of the photographs in diane arbus: in the beginning
Take a closer look at one of the photographs in diane arbus: in the beginning
Take a closer look at one of the photographs in diane arbus: in the beginning
Watch a short introduction to the exhibition from Jeff L. Rosenheim
The aerospace engineer turned artist introduces his piece Untitled (1971) in this short video
Hear the sculptor talk about his distinctive work in this short video
Get a look at the mind-altering effects of the latest must see Hayward Gallery exhibition in our preview video
Watch the fifth in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Watch the fourth in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Watch the third in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Watch the second in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Watch the first in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Watch Stephanie Rosenthal, exhibition curator, introduce Hayward Gallery’s amazing exhibition of Lee Bul’s work
Enjoy a unique and in-depth insight into the photographer’s work in this video
Watch Ralph Rugoff, Director of Hayward Gallery, introduce the gallery’s incredible Gursky retrospective
Watch the acclaimed artist discuss the process behind her distinctive Fox Talbot inspired photogravure prints
Watch an exclusive interview with the Turner Prize-winning sculptor
This video promotes The Infinite Mix exhibition, presented by Hayward Gallery, in association with The Vinyl Factory.
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Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto perform at the Royal Festival Hall