Faggamuffin Bloc Party is as fun as it sounds.
The sound system run by queer people of colour is on a mission is to increase the visibility of LGBTQI+ people of colour of African and Caribbean heritage.
This summer Faggamuffin and friends will be opening an ambitious, free, multi-artform programme as part of this year’s Meltdown festival at The Southbank Centre.
This year’s Meltdown is a celebration of Christine and the Queens’ vibrant creative vision, showcasing a programme from artists who are pushing the boundaries with fearless self-expression.
Faggamuffin Bloc Party Picture: Haruki, Rob Jones
Christine and the Queens is a French singer and songwriter, born and raised in Nantes, who started learning piano at the age of four and found inspiration in one of London’s clubs while studying.
To start the first weekend of the festival, Faggamuffin Bloc Party will return to the outdoor Riverside Terrace on June 9 showcasing their talent with DJs filling the space with afro-beats and pulsating sounds.
Head of public programming at the Southbank Centre, Ruth Hardie, said: “Together, we’re presenting an expansive programme of free events, with exceptional artists who can in the words of our curator “rejuvenate and enliven our souls!
“From DJ sets in summer sun, late night cabaret, dance battles and immersive multi-sensory experiences, there’s something for everyone.”
Pictures Faggamuffin Bloc Party, Faggamuffin Sisu. Pictures: Haruki, Rob Jones
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