Chaka Khan’s Meltdown: Huge Line-Up Extension

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A huge amount of names have been added to this year’s Meltdown festival, curated by Chaka Khan.

The irresistible disco diva has been installed as the curator of this year’s Meltdown festival, overseeing this huge arts event. Set to top the bill with a performance, Chaka Khan has reached out to artists from all genres for a huge line-up.

Running at the Southbank Centre, London from June 14th to June 23rd, the bill includes UK heroine Emeli Sandé, Bruce Hornsby, jazz-funk legends War, and the wonderful Les Amazones d’Afrique.

UK alt groundbreaker Master Peace will bring his incredible show to the Southbank, alongside righteous London group Big Joanie, Reuben James, and you can also witness the mellifluous sound of Sipho.

On June 17th Meltdown will play host to a remarkable concert from Speakers Corner Quartet – a hugely talented group, their collaborative approach to music-making bore witness to an incredible debut album, one that garnered across the board rave reviews.

An ambitious show at the Roundhouse in London saw Speakers Corner Quartet bring their music to life in front of a packed crowd, and they’ve gain the attention from the queen herself, Chaka Khan. Hand-picked to play Meltdown Festival, this ultra-special, all-too-rare set from the group will contain a host of surprises.

Alongside this, Meltdown has an extensive free programme – part of the Southbank Centre’s year-round commitment to accessible programming with over 40% of all events free – which takes place on the Riverside Terrace and in the Royal Festival Hall’s Clore Ballroom. A number of DJs and sound systems will be making the most of those summer vibes, including Deptford Northern Soul Club, Habibti Nation, London QueerSoundsystem, Sisters In Dub, and many more.

Commenting on the latest artists to join the line-up, Chaka Khan said: “We’re a world of beauty and wonderful things. Each of us makes up parts of a bouquet. Let’s celebrate our diversity with the best of the best, from pop to punk to tech to funk. The summer nights and days flowing with our world of family, friends and a whole lotta love.”

Meltdown festival runs from Friday 14 June until Sunday 23 June. Tickets are on sale now.

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