Is it me or is London getting hotter? I think facing a meltdown. It might be due to global warming, but then again, it could just be because James Lavelle is curating Southbank's June festival. Walking in the footprints of legends such as Elvis Costello, David Bowie, and Morrissey, He has taken on the job of organising Meltdown 2014.
The co-founder of trip-hop band, UNKLE, James Lavelle is gathering a line-up of musical and theatrical acts that will send temperatures soaring. Eager to see the next generation become inventors of their own genre, Lavelle has been working with youg talent to curate the programme.
To open the festival, he has especially created a play out his band, which takes place on Friday the 13th at 7.30pm in the Royal Festival Hall. Tickets are between £25-£30.
As well as the shows, there are more interactive activities to get involved in, such as a visit to the Urban Archaeology exhibition, which features, tracks, record sleeves, and previously unseen artwork from the Mo'Wax archives. You could also book a Meltdown Session. This is a day pass that gives you access to talks, Q&As, and workshops, about getting into the music industry.
The final day of the festival comes on the 22nd June, when there will be a free outdoor party that lasts until the Sun(day) comes down.