Solange, Peaches, Lee Scratch Perry confirmed for Grace Jones’ Meltdown Festival

Photo: Paul Bachmann

Photo: Paul Bachmann

Solange, Peaches, Lee Scratch Perry, Jimmy Cliff and Skunk Anansie have been invited by curator Grace Jones to perform at this year’s Meldown Festival on London’s Southbank between June 12th-21st.

“As everyone knows, I’m a collector, and I collect people, amongst other things,” Jones says. “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.”

Solange and Lee Scratch Perry will kick things off at the Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall respectively on June 12th, followed by Peaches the next day. The full itinerary is as follows:

Solange, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall (June 12th)

Lee Scratch Perry, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall (June 12th)

Peaches, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall (June 13th)

Jimmy Cliff, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall (June 14th)

Paraorchestra Presents: The Love Unlimited Synth Orchestra, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall (June 17th)

Oumou Sangaré, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall (June 17th)

Skunk Anansie, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall (June 18th)

Meshell Ndegeocello, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall (June 18th)

Baaba Maal, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall (June 20th)

Lee Fields and The Expressions, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall (June 20th)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall (June 21st)

Grace Jones, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall (June 21st)



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