South Bank London

Chaka Khan's Meltdown

Chaka Khan curates the 29th edition of the annual Meltdown festival at Southbank Centre


14 Jun - 23 Jun 2024

Ticket Information

Tickets and programming will be announced in the spring

Location Info

Southbank Centre, London, UK

The iconic singer and musician Chaka Khan brings her incredible voice and global influence to the 29th edition of Meltdown, the UK’s longest-running artist-curated music festival.

Celebrating 50 years of a pioneering career, Chaka Khan will be bringing her incredible voice and global influence to the Southbank Centre during the ten-day summer festival that includes dozens of concerts, parties and a host of free activations to look forward to.

Commenting on her curatorship, Khan said, ‘‘The Southbank Centre's about to light up! We're going to funk it up, rock every crowd, and touch every soul. It's a community celebration, an all-ages bash. Join us and immerse yourself in a world that's vibrant, diverse, and absolutely unforgettable.’

The first tickets for this year's festival go on general sale at 10am on Friday 15 March.

Chaka Khan's Meltdown lineup

Reflecting Khan's iconic influence there's plenty of jazz, R&B, and soul coming up at this year's festival with the first acts announced to be performing at the festival including; 

Nu Civilisation Orchestra (23 June), playing the first-ever live performance of 2004’s album ClassiKhan that celebrated the great American songbook of jazz standards and iconic film anthems.

Todrick Hall (16 June), the TV and Broadway star, campaigner and ‘Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels’ singer performs on the Royal Festival Hall stage.

Speakers Corner Quartet (17 June), keeping things local the Brixton quartet performs with the the Guildhall Orchestra.

Incognito (19 June), the prodigious acid jazz group celebrates 45 years of their debut album Jazz Funk

Lady Blackbird (20 June), the fabulous young American acid-jazz singer-songwriter shares new songs from her forthcoming record.

Morcheeba (22 June), the Trip-hop duo showcase their signature organic electronic sound, with support from Cardinal Black.

Balimaya Project (21 June), the hotly-tipped Mandé Jazz sensations from West Africa promise a high-energy show.

The Queen Elizabeth Hall will also be rocking to the power of soul and R&B throughout the festival with special appearances by Rahsaan Patterson (16 June), Mica Paris (19 June), Judi Jackson (20 June) and the House Gospel Choir (23 June).

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