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Meltdown 2014 lineup unveiled

Posted on March 25, 2014 by

Southbank Centre has just published the full lineup of Meltdown 2014, curated by James Lavelle, and it’s not what I (we?) expected.

Clearly, I have put too much hope in a Mo’ Wax-centered festival, it was an error.

Don’t get me wrong, this is not a bad lineup at all, it’s a quite solid one with some very exciting acts, but I admit that I’m really disappointed right now.

Let’s see what happens with the “more acts to be announced”, the Meltdown Sessions, the free gigs etc…

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What James Lavelle says

I’m deeply honoured and inspired to be curating this year’s Meltdown, following in the footsteps of many of my musical and cultural heroes. Over the past few months and during many sleepless nights I have been dreaming of a giant psychedelic jigsaw puzzle and trying to arrange all the pieces to create something eclectic, multicultural, unique and contemporary that joins the dots between artists who have strived to push the boundaries of the art of music. With my Meltdown I wanted to draw on the diversity and creative history of London and apply that to creating a festival that reflects the ever changing musical and artistic landscape of one of the most inspiring and creative epicenters of the world. Welcome to my world and I hope you enjoy the trip.

Meltdown 2014, the full lineup

UNKLE + Philip Sheppard
Friday 13 June

URBAN ARCHAEOLOGY: 21 Years of Mo’Wax
Friday 13 to Sunday 22 June

CHRISSIE HYNDE
Saturday 14 June

MARK LANEGAN
Saturday 14 June

PETITE NOIR
Saturday 14 June

MELTDOWN SESSIONS
Sat 14, Sun 15 & Sun 21 June

MAX RICHTER: WALTZ WITH BASHIR with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Sunday 15 June

KEATON HENSON
Monday 16 June

EDWYN COLLINS & Guests
Tuesday 17 June

RADKEY
Tuesday 17 June

UNDER THE SKIN: Screening and Live Soundtrack with Mica Levi
Wednesday 18 June

NENEH CHERRY with RocketNumberNine
Wednesday 18 June

GLASS ANIMALS
Wednesday 18 June

DJ HARVEY
Thursday 19 June

GOLDIE & HERITAGE ORCHESTRA – TIMELESS (Sine Tempore)
Saturday 21 June

ESG + 23 SKIDOO
Saturday 21 June

ACID BRASS BY JEREMY DELLER performed by Fairey Band
Sunday 22 June

JOHN COLTRANE’S A Love Supreme
Sunday 22 June

SUNDAY COME DOWN
Sunday 22 June

Time Out London has a more complete list with venues of each event : http://www.timeout.com/london/music/meltdown-line-up

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