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Yoko Ono Meltdown

09 Apr 2013

Yoko Ono Meltdown

Yoko Ono will be curating this year's Meltdown festival at London Southbank centre. She has revealed that The Plastic Ono Band will open the festival on 14th June 2013, and 'a host of very special guests' will perform Double Fantasy as the closing act.

Siouxsie will make her first appearance in 5 years and will be joined by acts including Iggy And The Stooges, Patti Smith, Marianne Faithfull, Thurston Moore and Boy George.

'I'm not pursuing big names for the sake of big names. I'm thinking along the lines of a concept, which is more refreshing. There will definitely be an element of feminism and the plight of women and I am thinking of having one or two events where I ask men to say something strong about themselves too.' - Yoko Ono

As well as music, the festival will include film screenings, political speeches and performance art. Peaches will perform Yoko Ono's famous Cut Piece, in which audience members are invited to cut away the artist's clothing. This is just one of the many pieces explored in Yoko's forthcoming limited edition, INFINITE UNIVERSE AT DAWN. To register your interest and be the first to receive updates, click here. Tickets for Meltdown festival go on sale at 10am on Thursday 11th April. You can click here to find out more.

Left: Cut Piece performed by Yoko Ono on September 15th 2003 at Theatre Le Ranelagh, Paris, France. Image taken from INFINITE UNIVERSE AT DAWN © Yoko Ono

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