It has been announced that Skunk Anansie, Solange, and Peaches are among the names of a stellar line-up for this year’s Meltdown Festival which is curated by Grace Jones.
The iconic singer and icon of the eighties, Jones, has pulled together an increasingly impressive ensemble of acts together for this year’s event. Taking place at London’s Southbank Centre, the event will run from June 12th to June 21st.
Solange will headline the opening night on June 12th with the powerful Peaches set to perform the following day. Skunk Anansie will celebrate 25 years as a band with a show on June 18th.
Other artists already signed up to perform include, Jimmy Cliff, The Love Unlimited Synth Orchestra, Baaba Maal, Lee Scratch Perry with Adrian Sherwood, Oumou Sangaré, Meshell Ndegeocello, Lee Fields and the Expressions, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and more to be announced, including many on the free Riverside Stage.
Jones said of the festival: “As everyone knows, I’m a collector, and I collect people, amongst other things. This is what I have done for Meltdown. These wonderful artists I have chosen represent something unique to me personally and to my career.
“From Baaba Maal to Skunk Anansie to Solange. Each one of these artists has a little bit of me in them, and now I am proud to present them all to you. By the time I close the festival with my performance on the 21st of June, everyone who has attended any one of these shows will have had an incredible live concert experience, given to them with love from me, Grace Jones.”
Tickets go on sale on Valentine’s Day (Friday, February 14th) and can be bought here.