The Meltdown Festival 2009 @ The Southbank Centre

The Meltdown Festival at the Southbank is back in June, this year it has been curated by the legendary Ornette Colemna, and will be opened by The Roots. Buy tickets HERE.
Free jazz legend and icon of the avant-garde Ornette Coleman will take over Southbank Centre's riverside venues and spaces as the 16th director of Meltdown. Reflecting the restless, unfettered spirit of this year's director, Meltdown in 2009 will provide a platform for avantrockers, jazz and world music artists alike - giving free reign to reinvention, improvisation and the collaborative concerts Meltdown is renowned for.

13 June
David Murray & Gwo-Ka Masters+ Jamaaladeen Tacuma

13 June
The Roots with guest David Murray & More

14 June
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band featuring Sean Lennon, Cornelius & special guests

15 June
Baabaa Maal

15 June 2009
The Freewheeling Yo La Tengo

16 June

17 June
Bobby McFerrin

18 June 2009
Patti Smith and The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

19 June 2009
Ornette Coleman Reflections of The Shape of Jazz to Come+ Master Musicians of Jajouka

20 June 2009
Charlie Haden: Liberation Music Orchestra with guests Carla Bley and Robert Wyatt + The Bad Plus

21 June 2009
Ornette Coleman: Reflections of This is Our Music + Master Musicians of Jajouka