Yoko Ono to Curate Meltdown
Not one to keep quiet for long; Yoko Ono is set to curate this year’s Meltdown festival, hosted by the Southbank Centre, at the heart of London. The Meltdown Festival is an annual celebration of all things arty and avant garde, and so it comes with little surprise that the grand dame of artistic quirk, Yoko Ono, should be asked to make the picks for this years’ outing.
Meltdown will be running at the Southbank Centre between the 14 – 23 June.
With an eclectic array of events, Yoko herself has handpicked the lineup. Siouxsie, of Souixsie and the Banshees, will be playing a raucous solo set, supported by none other than winsome 60s starlet Marianne Faithfull. A series of talks and debates will offer something a little more cerebral, courtesy of the Activism Weekend and Future Weekend, and Yoko herself will be performing a set with the Plastic Ono Band. For something truly memorable and different, you could do a lot worse than to sample the incomparable “Silent Disco”, a disco in which the music is piped through headphones, with television presenter Jonathan Ross and soul singer Neneh Cherry doing turns on the decks. Iggy & the Stooges and up-and-comers Savages will be offering spirited punk while Peaches will be proffering her unique brand of electro pop. To say the festival offering a bit for everyone, is an understatement!
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