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Nile Rodgers' Meltdown at Southbank Centre

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Time 19:30
Date 03/08/19
Price £35

Producer, musician and sonic trendsetter Nile Rodgers is bringing the funk to London for the 26th Meltdown Festival. Expect exclusive collaborations, world-wide one-offs and unmissable nights.

Saturday 03 - Sunday 11 August.

From guest editor James Lavelle: "I was privileged to have been able to curate the Meltdown myself a few years ago, and it was one of the best experiences ever."

At Rodgers’ Meltdown festival, submit to the surreal genius of bassist and singer Thundercat, be blown away by Brazilian pop superstar Anitta, hear blistering rock from Mali’s Songhoy Blues, or keep it closer to home with the innovative London sounds of KOKOROKO.

The man himself appears at a CHIC show of peerless disco funk, leading a dancefloor renaissance that includes a recreation of notorious nightclub Studio 54, a rare show from visionary pop producer SOPHIE, and the state-of-the-art, vinyl-only Despacio night from James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem, DFA Records) and David and Stephen Dewaele (Soulwax, 2manydjs).

More than a collaborator, Nile Rodgers has been instrumental in the careers of some of the biggest artists in the history of popular music. From co-founding slick disco pioneers CHIC with his late creative partner Bernard Edwards in 1970, to his own global success as a solo producer, Nile Rodgers has contributed to records that have cumulatively sold more than 500 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide, and has left an indelible signature on the sounds of today.

"My prime motivation is to present incredible music from all walks of life that will make everybody dance. From CHIC to KOKOROKO and our special Studio 54 night to Eurythmics Songbook, Songhoy Blues, Despacio and the full incredible lineup, we are going to dance, dance, dance."