David Byrne’s Meltdown Line-Up Revealed

Art & Culture

Co-founder of Talking Heads David Byrne will be curating this year's Meltdown festival at Southbank Centre, which runs from the 17th of August to the 30th. The concept behind the festival encompasses the ideas and artists that are current influences in the director's eyes, which in this year's case is David Byrne. 

The 22nd year of Meltdown will feature Anna Calvi, Young Marble Giants, Benjamin Clementine, Estrella Morente, Sunn O))), Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor, David Longstreth, Matthew Herbert, Petra Haden, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and more. Between the vast majority of music, dance and theatre productions will also take place with Byrne featuring in one of the productions. There are still names to be announced so keep your eyes peeled.

"I am beyond excited at how much of this has fallen into place. It’s quite eclectic and I hope there are some new discoveries for everyone – including me – in this edition of the festival" – David Byrne. 

For Meltdown tickets and information head to the Southbank Centre website.