gigs

From emerging artists to living legends, our gigs programme showcases the best in live music, from jazz to experimental techno – and everything in between, whilst our new club night Concrete Lates presents experimental electronic DJ sets from cutting-edge artists.

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Crystal Castles transformed the dignified Southbank Centre into a raving night club with a torrential set of alternative electropunk
Jennifer Sanin, The Upcoming, in review of Meltdown 2017, curated by M.I.A.
When the Royal Festival Hall was built it was a celebration of what was possible, giving a platform to all kinds of artists
Guy Garvey, curator of Meltdown 2016
The much loved raw and sweaty energy most often experienced in London’s dark techno basements, tonight came with a view over the brightly lit River Thames.
Madara Fridenvalde, Inverted Audio, in review of Concrete Lates

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Concrete Lates: Laurel Halo, Cocou Chloe, Covco & Object Blue
Various times
5 Jul 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Various times | 5 Jul 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Join four electrifying female artists for a night of beats and musical treats
Join four electrifying female artists for a night of beats and musical treats
Discwoman collective
Various times
30 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Various times | 30 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Lose yourself in the sounds of DJs from New York-based electronic music platform Discwoman
Lose yourself in the sounds of DJs from New York-based electronic music platform Discwoman
Whyte Horses Experience
7:30 pm
Thu 13 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 13 Sep 2018
Gigs
Electronic
A rare live appearance from the enigmatic Mancunian psychedelic pop group with special guests
A rare live appearance from the enigmatic Mancunian psychedelic pop group with special guests
Photo portrait of the musician Masayoshi Fujita
7:30 pm
Sun 23 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 23 Sep 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Hear the Berlin-based composer and vibraphonist’s latest experimental sounds from his new album
Hear the Berlin-based composer and vibraphonist’s latest experimental sounds from his new album
James Holden
8:00 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
8:00 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Go on a folk-trance trip with electronic music producer James Holden and his new, bigger band
Go on a folk-trance trip with electronic music producer James Holden and his new, bigger band
8:00 pm
Wed 10 Oct 2018
8:00 pm | Wed 10 Oct 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Experience the progressive new album from this rising star of post-classical music
Experience the progressive new album from this rising star of post-classical music
7:30 pm
Mon 26 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 26 Nov 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Hear the world premiere of a new work by Roxy Music legend Andy Mackay
Hear the world premiere of a new work by Roxy Music legend Andy Mackay

gigs highlights

4 Jul
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear alt-folk singer Ana Silvera perform her BASCA-nominated song cycle
21 Jul
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear married musical duo Amadou & Mariam play their latest album, La Confusion
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See footage from the cellist’s appearance at Meltdown as she explains her distinctive sound

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