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Meltdown Festival 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus, Grace Jones to host same lineup in 2021

06 April 2020, 14:10 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

This year's Meltdown Festival in London (curated by Grace Jones) has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and will take place next year instead with the same lineup.

Grace Jones was due to curate the 2020 Meltdown Festival event at London's Southbank Centre, and had already announced the likes of Solange, Peaches, Jimmy Cliff, The Love Unlimited Synth Orchestra, Skunk Anansie, Baaba Maal, Lee Scratch Perry with Adrian Sherwood, and more as performers.

The festival was due to take place across nine days between Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Purcell Room. As well as live music, Meltdown Festival hosts a mixture of art and free events.

Due to the current coronavirus crisis and the closure of Southbank Centre, this year's festival that was expected to take place from 12-21 June has been cancelled until next year.

Meltdown Festival 2021 will still be curated by Grace Jones. She says, "Regretfully my Meltdown festival this year must be rescheduled to June 2021 due to the coronavirus. I am gravely disappointed, but also delighted to be working with the amazing Southbank Centre team who have been able to successfully move the festival dates, along with all of our incredible lineup. Stay safe, stay home and see you next year!"

Visit for more information. Exact dates for Meltdown Festival 2021 are yet to be announced.
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