Siouxsie to perform in 2013 Meltdown

Siouxsie Sioux, the former frontwoman of Siouxsie and The Banshees will be returning to stage for the first time in five years to perform in this year’s Meltdown festival in London.

The festival that will be celebrating its 20th anniversary takes place at London's Southbank Centre from 14-23 June, is being curated by the 80-year old, Yoko Ono, who follows in the footsteps of some of the most iconic names in music in curating the event, from Elvis Costello, David Bowie, Patti Smith, Lee Scratch Perry, Morrissey, Jarvis Cocker, Nick Cave, Scott Walker, John Peel to Antony Hegarty.

The concert will be Siouxsie’s first live appearance since her tour in 2008, that followed her first solo album, MantaRay and she’s scheduled to perform on June 15 at the Royal Festival Hall.

The festival will also feature Marianne Faithfull, Iggy and the Stooges, Patti Smith, and Boy George just to name a few of the artists that will be present for the week-long festival and Ono will open the festival on 14 June with her Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, while closing night, "a host of very special guests" will perform Double Fantasy, Ono and John Lennon's final album together which was released three weeks before Lennon's death.

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 9 April at 10am to Southbank Centre Members and Thursday 11 April at 10am to the general public.

2013 Meltdown Festival:

  1. Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band
  2. Friday 14 June
  3. Royal Festival Hall
  4. Siouxsie
  5. Saturday 15 June
  6. Royal Festival Hall
  7. Cibo Matto
  8. Saturday 15 June
  9. Queen Elizabeth Hall
  10. Immortal Technique
  11. Sunday 16 June
  12. Royal Festival Hall
  13. Reggie Watts plus Mac Lethal
  14. Tuesday 18 June
  15. Royal Festival Hall
  16. Amadeus Leopold
  17. Tuesday 18 June
  18. Queen Elizabeth Hall
  19. Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto
  20. Wednesday 19 June
  21. Royal Festival Hall
  22. Thurston Moore
  23. Wednesday 19 June
  24. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
  25. Iggy and The Stooges plus Savages
  26. Thursday 20 June
  27. Royal Festival Hall
  28. Body/Head ft. Ikue Mori plus Mystical Weapons
  29. Thursday 20 June
  30. Queen Elizabeth Hall
  31. Deerhoof
  32. Friday 21 June
  33. Queen Elizabeth Hall
  34. An Evening of Words and Music with Patti Smith
  35. Friday 21 June
  36. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
  37. Marianne Faithfull and Bill Frisell
  38. Saturday 22 June
  39. Queen Elizabeth Hall
  40. Boy George
  41. Sunday 23 June
  42. Queen Elizabeth Hall
  43. Double Fantasy Live With Special Guests
  44. John Lennon and Yoko Ono's final album performed live
  45. Sunday 23 June
  46. Royal Festival Hall

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