Festivals Grace JonesMeltdown Festival to move to 2021

Grace Jones’ Meltdown Festival to move to 2021
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“Stay safe, stay home and see you next year!”

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Grace Jones’ Meltdown Festival - which features Solange, Peaches, and more - will now take place in 2021.

“Regretfully my Meltdown festival this year must be rescheduled to June 2021 due to the coronavirus,” Grace Jones says. “I am gravely disappointed, but also delighted to be working with the amazing Southbank Centre team who have been able to successfully move the festival dates, along with all of our incredible line-up. Stay safe, stay home and see you next year!”

Bengi Unsal, Head of Contemporary Music, the Southbank Centre, adds: “We are pleased to announce that Grace Jones’ vision for Meltdown will still be realised, albeit in June 2021. We’d like to give the biggest thanks to Grace Jones, all the artists on the line-up and their hard working teams, without whom this would not have been possible. The safety of our staff, artists and visitors is our top priority at this time and although we are disappointed Meltdown won’t go ahead this year, we feel this is the best course of action for such a big festival. We look forward to Grace Jones’ Meltdown in 2021 which we are sure will be one to remember!”

See the revised line-up for 2021 below.

JUNE

11 - Solange, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall

11 - Lee Scratch Perry, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall

12 - Peaches, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall

13 - Jimmy Cliff, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall

16 - Paraorchestra Presents: The Love Unlimited Synth Orchestra, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall

16 - Oumou Sangaré, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall

17 - Skunk Anansie, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall

17 - Meshell Ndegeocello, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall

19 - Baaba Maal, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall

19 - Lee Fields and The Expressions, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall

20 - Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall

20 - Grace Jones, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall

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