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Lou Reed to play Antony Hegarty's Meltdown festival

Lou Reed to play Antony Hegarty's Meltdown festival

Lou Reed is set to play a one-off London show as part of the Antony Hegarty-curated Meltdown festival this August.

Reed will play the Royal Festival Hall on August 10. Tickets go on general sale at 10am (BST) on May 31. Southbank Centre members will have access to pre-sale tickets from May 29.

Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons is curating this year's Meltdown festival at London's Southbank Centre, which runs from August 1-12. This summer the event will see performances from the Cocteau Twins' Elizabeth Fraser, Diamanda Galás, Reed's wife 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.

Antony and the Johnsons will release their fifth album, 'Cut The World', on August 6. The album is made up of live symphonic versions of tracks from the band's previous four LPs - 'Antony & the Johnsons', 'I Am A Bird Now', 'The Crying Light' and 'Swanlights'. It was recorded last year in Copenhagen with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra.


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