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First acts announced for Christine And The Queens’ Meltdown Festival

By | Published on Tuesday 14 March 2023

Christine And The Queens

The first acts set to play the Christine And The Queens-curated Meltdown Festival at London’s Southbank Centre this June have been announced. And it’s a good list, mate. Real good.

There’ll be two performances from Christine And The Queens for one thing. And beyond that, appearances from Sigur Rós, Warpaint, Django Django, Yemi Alade, Bat For Lashes, Oxlade, Moonchild Sanelly, Kokoroko, Jim Jarmusch’s Sqürl, Johnny Jewel, Serpentwithfeet, Let’s Eat Grandma, Lynks, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Soap&Skin. Like I said, a good list.

“Art to save the city”, pronounces Christine And The Queens. “Ten nights that are ours. Southbank Centre filled with beloved artists, some I discovered recently, some I know are amazing performers and poets. Dance. Theatre. Words and music. Friends and future friends. Raving, hopefully. Art to save the city! To free its contours and enliven the soul – it’s the why we do what we do. I can’t effing wait”.

Adem Holness, Head Of Contemporary Music at the Southbank Centre, adds: “Meltdown is all about inviting audiences and artists into the imagination of the curator, and the music they love. If you’ve ever had a chance to experience the creativity of Christine And The Queens, you’ll know it’s full of fun and joy, but also somewhere to help us make sense of the world around us”.

“Meltdown 2023 is shaping up to be like no other festival we’ve seen”, he goes on. “With hugely infectious energy and bold ambitions, Meltdown will encompass creativity across Christine And The Queen’s creative spectrum”.

Meltdown will run from 9-18 Jun. Tickets go on general sale on 17 Mar. If you want more information, then you should almost certainly click here.