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Meltdown 2008: Massive Attack to curate

Massive Attack

Story by Jack Foley

MASSIVE Attack have been announced as Artistic Directors of the 15th Meltdown festival at London’s Southbank Centre (2008).

The music innovators will follow in the illustrious footsteps of previous directors John Peel, David Bowie, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Morrissey and Jarvis Cocker when they present their showcase from Saturday, June 14 to Sunday, June 22, 2008.

Ever since emerging out of the Bristol club scene in the late 1980s, Massive Attack have developed a reputation for pushing barriers forward with every release and working with a wide range of collaborators including Tricky, Portishead, Liz Fraser, Sinead O’Connor, Mos Def and Damon Albarn.

During Meltdown they take over all 21 acres of Southbank Centre – including the riverside, Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall – for nine days of concerts, DJ sets, talks, films, and visual art as diverse as Massive Attack’s many influences and interests.

The full line-up for Massive Attack’s Meltdown will be announced soon.