Guy Garvey to curate Meltdown Festival 2016

Guy Garvey

Guy Garvey Manchester singer songwriter Guy Garvey is to curate the line-up for the Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival 2016.

Taking place 10-19 June 2016, the lead singer of multi-award winning band elbow and BBC 6 Music broadcaster will follow in the footsteps of David Byrne, David Bowie and Yoko Ono in choosing the acts performing at the event.

According to the Southbank, Guy’s festival will feature some very well known artists while also introducing lesser-known acts as he builds on his reputation for championing new and undiscovered talent.

Commenting, Guy Garvey said: ‘I see this as the perfect opportunity to shine a light on some amazing new talent whilst recognising and celebrating the artists that have had an influence on the new sounds of today.

‘Beyond that I want my Meltdown to be a party where everyone feels invited and everyone leaves having had the best night out.’

As the lead singer and lyricist with elbow for over 21 years, Guy has been the recipient of the Mercury Music Prize, a BRIT Award and two Ivor Novellos.