first acts unveiled for Yoko's Meltdown 2013

Siouxsie, Patti Smith, Boy George, Iggy, Marianne Faithfull, & more

published: Thu 4th Apr 2013

Siouxsie

Friday 14th to Sunday 23rd June 2013
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Greater London, SE1 8XX, England MAP
varies dependant on event from around £12 to £30
last updated: Thu 13th Jun 2013

The Southbank Centre have announced the first acts for the twentieth Meltdown artistically directed by the musician, artist, author and activist, Yoko Ono.

Siouxsie
Yoko has created a line-up over the duration of Meltdown, the 10-day event in June, that will see of not just music, but also debate and performance that will reflect her interests, influences and passions.

The line-up includes Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band performing on the opening night, Siouxsie Sioux, Sean Lennon collaborators Cibo Matto, Peruvian-American hip hop artist Immortal Technique, Reggie Watts and Mac Lethal, Amadeus Leopold, Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto, Thurston Moore, Iggy & the Stooges with support from Savages, Body / Head ft. Ikue Mori, supported by Mystical Weapons, Deerhoof, An Evening of Words and Music with Patti Smith, Marianne Faithfull with Bill Frisell, and Boy George performs on the final night of the festival.

Also confirmed is a performance of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's final album 'Double Fantasy', released only 3 weeks before Lennon's death, performed live with Special Guests.

For the line-up details of who is playing where and when, as available please click here.

Plus 'Activism and the Future': Two weekends of debate, workshops, films and performance. Yoko curating a special film programme at BFI including rare films by John and Yoko, Yoko Ono's Sky Piece to Jesus Christ, and much more to be announced.

Meltdown takes place over all 21 acres of the Southbank Centre, including the riverside, Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall. The dates for Meltdown 2013 are confirmed as Friday 14th until Sunday 23rd June 2013.

Tickets will go on general sale at 10am, on Thursday 11th April, and eFestivals will have links to buy them then.

Friday 14th to Sunday 23rd June 2013
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Greater London, SE1 8XX, England MAP
varies dependant on event from around £12 to £30
last updated: Thu 13th Jun 2013


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