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Every year at London’s Southbank Centre plays host to the now legendary Meltdown.
Meltdown Festival is traditionally curated by a single figurehead in the music world. In the past this has featured John Peel, Nick Cave, Scott Walker, David Bowie, David Byrne and Morrissey to name but a few.
Each curator selects some of their favourite musicians to play the venue over the course of around 10 days, throwing up a load of exclusive one off gigs and providing a fascinating insight into the minds of some of the best recording artists in history. This year M.I.A steps up.
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Meltdown 2017 Line up
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History of Meltdown
Since its inauguration in 1993, Meltdown has seen some of the world's most distinguished artists become guest directors for the festival.
Held in London's Southbank Centre - an art complex that also hosts the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and The Hayward, the festival has featured guest curators George Benjamin, Louis Andriessen, Robert Wyatt, David Bowie, Patti Smith, Massive Attack, Richard Thompson, Lee ?Scratch? Perry, Ray Davies and Antony Hegarty amongst many others.
Meltdown festival has had a number of exclusive gigs which have included a one off Reunion of the New York Dolls for Morrissey's year; Jeff Buckley?s last UK show for Elvis Costello's; Nick Cave, Grace Jones and Pete Doherty singing Disney songs at Jarvis Cocker's; Patti Smith performing 'Horses' in full at hers, and many, many more.
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