Meltdown adds Emeli Sandé, Norman Jay MBE, SIPHO and more to 2024 programme

Curated by Chaka Khan, the 29th edition of the festival has expanded to fill two weekends of gigs, club nights and free events at London’s Southbank Centre.

Chaka Khan’s Meltdown, the UK’s longest-running artist-curated music festival, has announced the second wave of acts for its 2024 line-up.

Set to take place between June 14 and June 23 at London’s Southbank Centre, Khan has added live shows from the likes of soul singer Emeli Sandé, Bruce Hornsby, Malian supergroup Les Amazones d’Afrique, Master Peace, SIPHO, anaiis, Reuben James and FLINTA jam night Peng Femme Jam.

A series of club nights have also been announced, which will take place in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer. Norman Jay MBE will host the opening night, while other takeovers come from London queer party Adonis, Queer Bruk and Amorphous.

They join the likes of Incognito and Rahsaan Patterson who had already been announced, and of course Khan herself – who will be revisiting her greatest hits on the opening night of the festival, as well as teaming up with Nu Civilisation Orchestra for a first ever live performance of her 2004 studio album Classikhan.

Part of the festival also includes a wide-ranging free programme, which comes as part of the Southbank Centre’s commitment to having over 40 percent of all events free. These include events from SWANA party collective Habibti Nation and London Queer Sound System Day.

Commenting on additions to the line-up, Khan said: “We’re a world of beauty and wonderful things. Each of us makes up part of a bouquet. Let’s celebrate our diversity with the best of the best, from pop to punk to tech to funk. The summer nights and days flowing with our world of family, friends and a whole lotta love.”

See the full programme at the Southbank Centre’s official website.