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Preview: Sunn O))) @ David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival

Tuesday 18 August 2015

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Words Ailis Mara

The Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival is famed for providing an eclectic snapshot of contemporary music culture via the mind of a revolving cast of iconic cultural figures. Each year calls on someone new, with David Bowie, Jarvs Cocker and Patti Smith all having curated their own celebration over the event’s 22 year history. 2015’s edition sees David Byrne stamping his own varied and inspired identity into the festival and what better way to kick things off than with a thunderous performance from seminal drone-metal goliaths Sunn O))).

Sunn O))) are known for their eardrum-shattering live shows and an experimental fusing of metal, drone jazz and minimalism. They’re a rare sight on stage and tonight (August 18) marks their debut appearance at the Royal Festival Hall.

Tickets can be found here while more details of the festival  and the upcoming shows are available here.