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Massive Attack's Meltdown: Line-up announced (2008)

Massive Attack's Meltdown

Story by Jack Foley

MASSIVE Attack have announced the line-up for their Meltdown at London’s Southbank Centre from June 14 to 22, 2008.

The diverse bill includes performances by Massive Attack themselves, as well as Elbow, The Shortwave Set and Martin Topley-Bird and Grace Jones, as well as a performance of the Vangelis’ Blade Runner soundtrack performed live by the Heritage Orchestra and mixed by Massive Attack.

There will also be screenings of Shane Meadow’s Somers Town, In Prison My Whole Life and BUG: Massive Attack’s videos, not to mention Blade Runner: The Director’s Cut.

The line-up so far is…

June 14 & 22
Massive Attack

June 14
Gong

June 15
Yellow Magic Orchestra

June 15
Reggae Acoustic Songbook
Horace Andy + Johnny Clarke + Earl 16 + Prince Malachai

June 15
Reprieve screenings
Taxi to the Dark Side and post-show talk with Moazzam Begg & Clive Stafford Smith

June 16
Elbow + Fleet Foxes

June 16
The Night James Brown Saved Boston (screening)

June 17
VANGELISBLADE RUNNER SOUNDTRACK performed live by the Heritage Orchestra, mixed by Massive Attack

June 18
Stiff Little Fingers performing Inflammable Material + Mark Stewart & The Maffia Showcase Edit + Adrian Sherwood

June 18
The Shortwave Set + Martin Topley-Bird

June 19
Grace Jones

June 19
Massive Attack Presents Future Sounds of Hip-hop Dalek + Cool Kids + Shape Of Broad Minds + Flying Lotus

June 20
Gang Of Four + Tom Tom Club

June 20
Terry Callier + Aloe Blacc

June 21
George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic

June 21
Tunng + Leila

June 22
Saxon Sound System + Musclehead + Tippa Irie + Trevor Sax + Papa Levi

June 13-22
United Visual Artists (Installation Volume)

June 13, 14 and 19-21
Silent Disco including DJs Peaches + Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet)

More artists and events to be confirmed. Check back for updates including pre-show sessions with Trojan Sound System and Blast Theory’s Day Of The Figurines.

BFI Southbank: 020 7928 3232
BFI IMAX: 0870 787 2525