It's Meltdown time again, this year curated by Ornette Coleman, and in just over two hours the first of this year's events gets going at the South Bank Centre.
Tony Allen (pictured), Afrobeat drummer par excellence of Fela Kuti and The Good, The Bad & The Queen fame, takes on The Front Room and gets the party started.
Check out our review from his show earlier this year at Cargo, when he was joined by Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal, Natty and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, here.
Coleman plays two gigs later in the run, ahead of which Yoko Ono, former curator Patti Smith with A Silver Mount Zion, The Roots, Bobby McFerrin, Baaba Maal, Moby, Faith No More/Tomahawk lynchpin Mike Patton and Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid are amongst the thrills and spills on offer. Check back to our gigs section for selected reviews as the festival progresses.