Meltdown, the strong London festival, has postponed its latest edition to be curated by Grace Jones. Due to pandemic restrictions, the festival will now take place in June 2022. Previously announced acts like Solange, Peaches, the Love Unlimited Synth Orchestra, Skunk Anansie, Baaba Maal and Jones himself remain on the bill.
The festival will take place June 10-19 at the usual Southbank Center venues. Others still booked to appear include Lee Scratch Perry with Adrian Sherwood, Oumou Sangaré, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Lee Fields and the Expressions. Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been booked for the main festival but will instead play in the Queen Elizabeth Hall of the Southbank Center on October 15 next year.
According to a press release, ticket holders will receive instructions on how to transfer their tickets to the new data.
Bengi Ünsal, director of the contemporary music center, said, “Social distancing regulations make shifting the best course of action for a festival of this scale to ensure we maintain the list of global artists we have in a row welcome everyone who already has tickets. We know it is turning out to be one of the most memorable meltdown festivals of all time, and we can’t wait to share more names with you this fall. “
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