MELTDOWN FESTIVAL at London’s Southbank Centre will include performances at a new 1,000-capacity concert space within the foyer of the recently reopened Queen Elizabeth Hall (cap. 915).
The 1,000-capacity space was first used on 13 April for the launch of monthly electronic music night Concrete Lates. A Concrete Lates special will form part of Meltdown.
The festival, curated by The Cure’s Robert Smith, will run from 15 to 24 June with performances taking place at the Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall (2,780), Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room (293).
Smith will close the festival with a two-hour solo show in the Royal Festival Hall, other artistes included in the 60-act line-up are Deftones, The Libertines, Manic Street Preachers and Placebo.
“Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room have always been spaces for audiences to discover and enjoy music that’s cracking open the status quo,” says Bengi Unsal, Southbank Centre’s senior contemporary music programmer.
“Concrete Lates brings that bang up to date, with a programme of artistes who are among the most celebrated and progressive musicians working in experimental electronics today.”