Gillespie and co to play onstage with veteran US rockers

Primal Scream are to perform live with the MC5 at this year’s Meltdown Festival, curated by Massive Attack.

Both bands will perform a set each at London’s Royal Festival Hall on June 24, before joining up at the end to play a set together.

The three surviving members of MC5 reunited in 2003 after splitting in 1972, and have toured with help from different vocalists in the last few years, including The Damned‘s David Vanian and The Cult‘s Ian Astbury.

The Meltdown gig will see Primal Scream showcasing tracks from their forthcoming album ‘Beautiful Future’, the record is out on July 21, preceded by a single “Can’t Go Back” on July 14.

As previously reported, this year’s Meltdown, which runs from June 14-22 will see curators Massive Attack open and close the music, film and arts festival with two speacial headline sets at the prestigious Royal Festival Hall.

Headline acts will include seminal post punk band Gang of Four and respected ‘technopop’ pioneers Yellow Magic Orchestra, who will play their first UK live show since 1980.

This June’s meltdown will also see dance band Gong, Stiff Little Fingers, Grace Jones and Elbow perform.

For more information on this year’s Meltdown, click here.

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