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Solange, Peaches, and more confirmed for Grace Jones' Meltdown Festival 2020

10 February 2020, 11:13 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

The first acts for this year's Meltdown Festival curated by Grace Jones have been announced, including Solange, Peaches, and more.

Other artists featured in today's announcement include Jimmy Cliff, The Love Unlimited Synth Orchestra, Skunk Anansie, Baaba Maal, Lee Scratch Perry with Adrian Sherwood, Oumou Sangaré, Meshell Ndegeocello, Lee Fields and the Expressions, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Jones says of the upcoming 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."

Previous curators of Meltdown Festival include Nile Rodgers in 2019, The Cure's Robert Smith in 2018, M.I.A. in 2017.

The festival will be hosted in London over nine days between Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Purcell Room. As well as live music, Meltdown Festival will see a mixture of art and free events.

Grace Jones' Meltdown Festival takes place at London's Southbank Centre from 12-21 June. Tickets go on sale from 10am GMT on Friday (14 February) via
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