Morrissey into Meltdown

first acts confirmed!

published: Tue 27th Apr 2004

Friday 11th to Sunday 27th June 2004
Royal Festival Hall & Queen Elizabeth Hall, Belvedere Road, London, England MAP
£17.50 - £30.00 dependant on event & seats
last updated: Fri 30th Apr 2004

The first acts for Meltdown - curated by Morrissey - have now been confirmed. It all takes place at the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the Purcell Room, on London's South Bank, from 11th - 27th June.

Morrissey performs three times, on the 11th, 25th and 26th June. His special guests include The Libertines, Ordinary Boys, Cockney Rejects, and Linder (days yet to be confirmed).

Sparks perform 'Kimono My House' and 'Lil' Beethoven' in entirity on 12th June.

'We Are All In The Gutter' - an evening with Oscar Wilde, directed by Neil Bartlett with special guests, an especially devised collage of words drawn from the darker and stranger byways of Wilde, is on 13th June.

Loudon Wainwright III, with support from Damien Dempsey, is on 15th June.

'New York Rock n Roll' - The Films of Bob Gruen, NY Dolls film premiere and more. is on 16th June.

An Audience with Alan Bennett, with him reading from his work, sharing anecdotes and taking questions, is on 17th June.

Icons of popular culture are mercilessly parodied by Italian master clown and caricaturist nnio Marchetto,on 17th, 18th and 19th June.

New York Dolls, with special guest James Maker with Noko 440, is on 18th June.

Jane Birkin presents Arabesque, with special guest Ari Up (vocalist from The Slits, playing their music), plus James Maker with Noko 440, is on 19th June.

Nancy Sinatra is on 20th June, with the promise of a new song Let Me Kiss You penned for her by Morrissey.

Lypsinka! The Boxed Set (Presented by Morrissey) is on 23rd and 24th June.

Bringing the festival to a close is HENRYK GÓRECKI’S Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), featuring soprano YVONNE KENNY, plus ARVO PÄRT’S Tabula Rasa, performed by cutting-edge contemporary music ensemble, the LONDON SINFONIETTA, Associate Artists at the South Bank Centre, on 27th June.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on 30th April, and can be ordered by ringing 08703 808 300.

Friday 11th to Sunday 27th June 2004
Royal Festival Hall & Queen Elizabeth Hall, Belvedere Road, London, England MAP
£17.50 - £30.00 dependant on event & seats
last updated: Fri 30th Apr 2004


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