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Antony Hegarty's Meltdown festival: full line-up revealed

Antony Hegarty's Meltdown festival: full line-up revealed

The line-up for Antony Hegarty's Meltdown festival at London's Southbank Centre has been revealed.

The Antony And The Johnsons singer is curating the annual festival, following in the footsteps of Jarvis Cocker, David Bowie and, most recently, The Kinks' Ray Davies, by curating the 12-day festival which runs August 1-12.

This summer the event will see performances from the Cocteau Twins' Elizabeth Fraser, Diamanda Galás, Laurie Anderson, CocoRosie and Buffy Sainte-Marie while Marc Almond will present Marc and The Mambas' Torment and Toreros.

For more information visit: Meltdown.southbankcentre.co.uk. Scroll down for the full line-up. Tickets for the events go on general sale May 10 at 12pm (BST). Southbank Centre members can purchase tickets two days earlier, from May 8.

Hegarty is no stranger to the festival, having performed at Patti Smith's Meltdown in 2005 and American Jazz composer Ornette Coleman's in 2009. The Southbank's artistic director, Jude Kelly, described Hegarty as "one of the most fascinating artists of our age".

Meltdown runs from August 1 to 12. The line-up is as follows:

Diamanda Galás:
The Hour Will Come
1 August
Royal Festival Hall

Planningtorock
& Light Asylum
1 August
Queen Elizabeth Hall

Selda
2 August
Queen Elizabeth Hall

Laurie Anderson: Dirtday!
3 August
Royal Festival Hall

Diamanda Galás
Schrei 27 Screening and talk
3 August
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall

CocoRosie
We Are On Fire
4 August
Royal Festival Hall

Cyclobe
Derek Jarman Films
Myrninerest
4 August
Queen Elizabeth Hall

Marina Abramovi?
5 August
Queen Elizabeth Hall

Elizabeth Fraser
6 August
Royal Festival Hall

Buffy Sainte-Marie
in conversation
6 August
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall

Elizabeth Fraser
7 August
Royal Festival Hall

Buffy Sainte-Marie
7 August
Queen Elizabeth Hall

Joey Arias: Strange Fruit
The Songs of Billie Holiday
8 August
Queen Elizabeth Hall

Marc Almond presents Marc & The Mambas' Torment and Toreros
9 August
Royal Festival Hall

The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black
Tenderloin
10 August
Queen Elizabeth Hall

Charles Atlas: Turning
(Film premiere featuring Antony)
11 August
Queen Elizabeth Hall

Kembra Pfahler
Claywoman
11 August
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall

Hal Willner: Freedom Riders with Special Guests
12 August
Royal Festival Hall

William Basinski: Disintegration Loops
12 August
Queen Elizabeth Hall


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