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Anitta to perform as part of Nile Rodgers’ Meltdown Festival in August

Brazilian superstar Anitta will perform at the Royal Festival Hall in her 2019 UK festival exclusive on Tuesday 6th August.

The show is part of the Meltdown Festival, which is their year curated by Nile Rodgers and runs from 3rd to 11th August. Rodgers presents a festival full of exclusive collaborations, world-wide one-offs and unmissable opportunities to enjoy some of the world’s best dance music this summer.

Nile Rodgers, Curator, said, “It’s an honour for me to step into the shoes of David Bowie, Patti Smith, Ornette Coleman, Robert Smith and so many more to curate nine nights of amazing music for the people of London on its glorious South Bank. This is my home from home and it’s given me so much love and this is my way of giving back. My prime motivation was to present incredible music from all walks of life that would make everybody dance. From CHIC to KOKOROKO and our special STUDIO 54 night to my boy David A. Stewart and the Eurythmics Songbook, Songhoy Blues, Despacio and the full incredible lineup, we are going to dance, dance, dance from 3 – 11 August.”

Bengi Unsal, Senior Contemporary Music Programmer, Southbank Centre, said: “We are truly honoured to have the legendary Nile Rodgers taking the reigns of Meltdown this year, and thrilled to be able to make his dream a reality here at Southbank Centre. I’m so excited to share his lineup with the world! With new, legendary, diverse, experimental and international talent, it promises something to enjoy – and something to discover for everyone this summer.”

Anitta recently collaborated with Madonna on the song Faz Gostoso, which appears on the Queen of Pop’s latest album Madame X. She has also collaborated with the likes of Maluma, Major Lazer, J Balvin and Ozuna.

For tickets and more information please visit https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/meltdown?date=08%2F06%2F2019#events.

Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Piñata Media.

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