About Meltdown Festival in London

The annual music, film and arts festival of Meltdown is held every year in June in London. People are enthralled by the fun filled shows lined-up for each day of the event. Ever since its start in 1993, every annual event has encompassed one genre of the beautiful world of music and arts. The festival appoints a director for every year, which is a musician or a renowned personality in the performing arts. The director or curator acts as the captain of the Meltdown festival every year. Previous directors include Ornette Coleman, Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Jarvis Cocker, Morrissey David Bowie, Lee Scratch Perry and John Peel.

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    The Meltdown Festival started in 1993, providing Londoners with a platform to enjoy and entertain themselves with one specific genre of music or performing arts during every event. The festival has shown many artists of eminence directing the show every year, and revitalizing the audiences.

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    Music lovers get a chance to soothe themselves with one of the various genres of music and arts. The show makes its mark by appointing a host or director belonging to a specific genre of music or arts to direct it and entertain the audience.

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    Important Dates:

    The festival is held in the month of April.

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    The festival spans over a period of 9 to 12 days, with events lined up for each day.

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    How to Contact:

    In case you wish to contact the organizers for a query or complaint, the following listed number can be used.

    Contact: +44 844 875 0073

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    Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX, United Kingdom.

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    How to Get to Meltdown

    By Tube

    From the closeby Waterloo station, move northeast towards Station Approach and turn left onto Station Approach towards York Road. Now turn left onto York Rd/A3200 and keep moving on it for sometime. Now turn right on Chicheley St, and then on Belvedere Rd to find Soutnbak Centre on your left. View Map

    By Bus

    The nearest bus stop is Royal Festival Hall (Stop Q). Bus number RV1 reaches this bus stop. ‎

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