Meltdown Festival

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Le Meltdown Festival est un festival annuel anglais de musiques rock, pop, classique, world, etc., qui a lieu au mois de juin depuis 1993, à Londres, aux Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall et Hayward. Chaque année, le festival choisit un artiste bien établi comme tête d'affiche : se sont ainsi succédé Elvis Costello, David Bowie, Patti Smith, Morrissey, Jarvis Cocker, Nick Cave, John Peel. Le programmateur du festival est Glenn Max.

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Année Curateur Artistes
1993 George Benjamin London Philharmonic Orchestra avec les chefs d'orchestre George Benjamin et Franz Welser-Möst, Ensemble Modern avec Markus Stenz, les percussionnistes James Wood, Robert van Sice et Emmanuel Séjourné et les sopranos Sara Stowe, Nikolai et Valery Mongoush, London Sinfonietta, Hatton Hodgson, Paul Burwell, Just Merit
1994 Louis Andriessen Housewatch, Icebreaker, City Degung Gamelon Ensemble, Piano Circus, The Steve Martland Band, Mecklenburgh Opera Ensemble, Bang On A Can All Stars, Gavin Bryars Ensemble, Philip Glass, Alain Patel et Les Ballets C de la B, Asko Ensemble
1995 Elvis Costello Jeff Buckley, Keith Tippett, The Jazz Passengers, Marc Ribot, Brodsky Quartet, BJ Cole's Transparent Music Trio, Bill Frisell Trio, Steve Nieve, The London Sinfonietta, The Wooden Indians, The Angell Piano Trio, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Anuna et les Sabri Brothers, Moondog, June Tabor, Huw Warren, Mark Emerson, Patricia Rozario, Fretwork, The Composers Ensemble, Michael McGlynn, Elvis Costello
1996 Magnus Lindberg Ibimil and Yat-Kha, Trevor Wishart, Electric Pheonix, Sonic Arts Network, Bruce Gilbert, Heiner Goebbels, David Moss, Ernst Stotzner, Varttina et Leningrad Cowboys, London Sinfonietta, Metropolis de Fritz Lang, Avantil
1997 Laurie Anderson DJ Scanner, Ivor Cutler, Lou Reed, Spalding Gray, Gidon Kremer and his Tango Group, Ken Nordine, Arto Lindsay, Alan Read, Spalding Gray, Heather Woodbury
1998 John Peel Cornershop, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Masonna, Sonic Youth, Spiritualized, The Delgados, XOL DOG 400, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Culture Blood, Damon Albarn, Jessica Voorsanger, The Leopards, The Beau Hunks interprète les films de Laurel et Hardy, Ardal O'Hanlon, Jeremy Hardy
1999 Nick Cave Question Mark & the Mysterians, Barry Humphries, Bonnie Prince Billy, Console, Faust, Gary Lucas, Kleidler, Nina Simone, Syd Straw, The Dirty Three, To Rococo Rot, Van Dyke Parks, Polly Borland, Tony Clark, Lee Hazelwood
2000 Scott Walker Mark-Anthony Turnage, Asian Dub Foundation, Blur, Cicala Mvta, Clinic, Evan Parker, Jarvis Cocker, Jim O'Rourke, Luc Bondy, Radiohead, Elliot Smith, Clearlake, Richard Alston Dance Company, Smog
2001 Robert Wyatt Baaba Maal, David Gilmour, Elvis Costello & Brett Anderson, Ivor Cutler, Julie Tippetts, Massacre, Matthew Shipp et William Parker, Max Roach, Oi Va Voi, Sparklehorse, The Raincoats, Tricky, Wayne Horvitz, Mark Eitzel, Anja Garbarek, Cristina Dona
2002 David Bowie Asian Dub Foundation, Baby Zizanie, Badly Drawn Boy, Bobby Conn, Coldplay, Daniel Johnston, David Kitt, Fischerspooner, Gonzales, Harry Hill, Kimmo Pohjonen, Luke Haines, Mercury Rev, Peaches, Pete Yorn, Philip Glass, Senor Coconut Y Su Conjunto, Six by Seven, Stew, Suede, Supergrass, Television, The Dandy Warhols, The Divine Comedy, The International Noise Conspiracy, The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, The Lonesome Organist, The Polyphonic Spree, The The, The Waterboys, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
2003 Lee "Scratch" Perry Fun Lovin' Criminals, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Stateside Hombres, The Sun Ra Arkestra, Asian Dub Foundation, Tortoise, The Bees, Mad Professor
2004 Morrissey Alan Bennett, Ari Up, Cockney Rejects, Damien Dempsey, Ennio Marchetto, Gene, James Maker avec Noko 440, Jane Birkin, Linder Sterling, le London Sinfonietta joue Henryk Górecki and Arvo Pärt, Loudon Wainwright III, Lypsinka, Nancy Sinatra, New York Dolls, The Ordinary Boys, Sparks, The Libertines
2005 Patti Smith Antony and the Johnsons, Balanescu Quartet, Bert Jansch, Beth Orton, Billy Bragg, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Carbon/Silicon, Cat Power, Ed Harcourt, Eels, Flea, Fred Frith, Hank Williams III, Janet Hamill, Jeff Beck, Joanna Newsom, John Cale, John Frusciante, Johnny Marr et Robyn Hitchcock, Kevin Shields, Kristin Hersh, Lemn Sissay, Lenny Kaye, Loso, Martha Wainwright, Marc Almond, Rachid Taha, Richard Hell, Roy Harper, Sinéad O'Connor, Steve Earle, Television, Tinariwen, Tori Amos, Yat-Kha, Yoko Ono
2006 N/A Le Royal Festival Hall est fermé pour rénovation.
2007 Jarvis Cocker Cornershop, Iggy & The Stooges, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Motörhead, Devo, Melanie Safka, Roky Erickson, Sunn O))), Littl'ans, Scout Niblett, Selfish Cunt, John Barry
2008 Massive Attack Massive Attack, Gong, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Reggae Acoustic Songbook, Princess Malachi, Elbow, Fleet Foxes, Vangelis, Stiff Little Fingers, Mark Stewart, The Maffia, Adrian Sherwood, The Shortwave Set, Martina Topley, Grace Jones, Dälek, The Cool Kids, Shape Of Broad Minds, Flying Lotus Bird, Gang Of Four, Tom Tom Club, Terry Callier, Aloe Blacc, Tunng, Leila, Saxon Sound System avec Musclehead, Tippa Irie, Trevor Sax et Papa Levi, Silent Disco avec des DJ invités dont Four Tet et Peaches
2009 Ornette Coleman The Roots, David Murray avec les Gwo-Ka Masters et Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Yoko Ono et le Plastic Ono Band avec Sean Lennon et Cornelius, Baaba Maal, Yo La Tengo, Moby, Bobby McFerrin, Patti Smith et le The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, Master Musicians of Jajouka dirigé par Bachir Attar, Charlie Haden et le Liberation Music Orchestra avec Carla Bley, Robert Wyatt et The Bad Plus
2010 Richard Thompson Elvis Costello, The Duckworth Lewis Method, Joe Henry, Paolo Nutini, Van Dyke Parks, Tom Robinson, Seasick Steve, Loudon Wainwright III, Al-Thawra, The Kominas
2011 Ray Davies A Tribute to Tony Wilson, Current 93, Alan Price Set, Ben Waters: Boogie 4 Stu, Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band, John Cooper Clarke, John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett, London Sinfonietta, Lydia Lunch, Madness, Michael Eavis: A Glastonbury Life, Nick Lowe and special guests, Anna Calvi, Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the Sixties and Beyond, Ray Davies, Roger McGough and special guests, Terry Jones and Michael Palin In Conversation, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and The Legendary Pink Dots, The Fugs, The Sonics and Wire, Yo La Tengo.

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