This summer, MIA is bringing her curated festival to London’s Southbank Centre, and it’s going to be big. The global icon has carefully chosen all of the performers set to grace the Southbank and surrounding art areas.
Performers include Giggs, Young Fathers, Young M.A, Dexta Daps, MHD and more. The shows are ticketed, but there’s also loads of free events, like Afrikan Boy’s show on 10 June, a block party by the river on 11 Jun and Hip-hop karaoke on 14 June.
For a full run-down of events, head over to the Southbank website, then get tickets here.
MIA said, “I’m happy and honoured to be a part of Meltdown amongst important artists who have contributed to keeping it real in the past. I’m bringing together new outlaw musicians from everywhere, who have all contributed to keeping things weird, exciting, opinionated, loud, emotional, brave or off the grid in the present climate. It’s a layered ten days of creative ideas, curated out of wanting to know these artists as well as knowing their art well.
“Hopefully my contribution fills these summer days with vibez, wild ruckus, controlled chaos and good times, with a touch of education – working together to break boundaries with clashing identities, beliefs, styles and sexualities. Welcome to London, Summer 2017.”
If you can’t wait to head down, hear the event’s Spotify playlist here.