David Byrne's Meltdown Festival announces final line up, featuring Brian Eno and Jonny Greenwood

David Byrne's Meltdown Festival announces final line up, featuring Brian Eno and Jonny Greenwood

David Byrne will be curating the Meltodwn Festival at London's Southbank Centre, between August 17th and 30th.

The final line-up has been announced and includes Brian Eno, Jonny Greenwood performing his soundtrack to There Will Be Blood with the London Contemporary Orchestra, Sunn O))), Anna Calvi, Dirty Projectors frontman David Longstreth, Sinkane, Herbert, Young Marble Giants, Zun Zun Egui.

Byrne will play in the Atomic Bomb! band – which includes Alexis Taylor, Sinkane, LCD Soundsystem's Pat Mahoney, and others – performing the music of William Onyeabor.

There will also be a range of free events. As part of the festival, Byrne has also lent his personal library of 500 music books to the Saison Poetry Library, where they will be available to the public to read and borrow.

For the full lineup and further information, click here.

 

All about

David Byrne (born 14 May 1952) is a Scottish-born American musician who was a founding member, principal songwriter, and lead singer and guitarist of the American new wave band Talking Heads, active between 1975 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his own solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, fiction and non-fiction. He has received Grammy, Oscar…
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