Grace Jones’ Meltdown Adds John Grant, Hot Chip, Sky Ferreira
Grace Jones’ Meltdown, initially scheduled for 2020, has added a host of top names to its June 2022 line-up. Newly confirmed acts for this year’s festival, which Jones is curating and which will be held at London’s Southbank Centre, include Angelique Kidjo, John Grant, Sky Ferreira, Hot Chip and the Kasai Allstars, Desire Marea and Honey Dijon. Jones has also announced that she will play a second date at the festival.
They will join the existing, previously announced line-up of Peaches, Skunk Anansie, Meshell Ndegeocello, Oumou Sangaré, The Love Unlimited Synth Orchestra, Lee Fields, Baaba Maal and a special tribute to Lee ‘Scratch Perry’ by Adrian Sherwood.
In a statement on the festival’s website, Grace Jones said, “In the face of adversity, there is no pandemic in the world that will stop me from curating the Meltdown festival. It is my mission to present to you many exciting and gifted artists from various sectors of the music world. Come, see and listen; experience this dazzling plethora of talent at the Southbank Centre.”
Mark Ball, Southbank Centre’s Artistic Director, added: “The truly global and diverse line-up that Grace has curated is testament to her unparalleled international influence and her iconic status as one of culture’s most daring provocateurs. Following two long years of uncertainty the wait is nearly over and we are excited to welcome everyone to experience Grace’s selection of some of the world’s greatest performers and to celebrate the anticipated return of Meltdown in style.”