Following in the foot-steps of The Cure‘s Robert Smith, David Bowie and M.I.A, the Chic legend will take over the prestigious venue from 3-11 August.
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“Anyone who knows my career knows that Funk, Disco, Jazz, Soul, Classical, POP, New Wave, RB, Fusion, Punk Rock, Afrobeat, Electronic and Dance music all play a role and you can expect that to be reflected in the performances we are planning. It’s all about the groove and this August everyone in London will be dancing to incredible live performances!”through (Mobile)
Bengi Ünsal, Senior Contemporary Music Programmer at Southbank Centre, said: “I am thrilled and honoured to welcome Nile Rodgers to Southbank Centre this August for the 26th Meltdown festival. Meltdown is the longest-running artist curated festival in the world and for 25 years has been celebrating those at the frontiers of music.
“It’s hard to overstate the impact that this year’s curator has had both as part of CHIC and as a solo producer on what we call popular music today. He is constantly creating and collaborating, and I can’t wait to see what he will create across our venues. One thing’s for certain: this will be the funkiest Meltdown yet.”
“This is not his finest hour nor his most groundbreaking, but just having him on the scene is enough – even if all he’s able to do is spread joy,” NME wrote in a three-star review.