Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto
Iggy & the Stooges
M e lt d o w n F u t u r e Sounds 2
Thursday 20 June
Friday 21 June The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, 6pm
B o dy / H e a d ( k i m g o r d o n and bill nace) ft. Ikue Mori + Mystical Weapons Thursday 20 June Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm
E a r l S l i c k : D i a ry of A Sideman Thursday 20 June Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm
Deerhoof Friday 21 June Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm
An Evening of Words and Music with Patti Smith Friday 21 June Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm
Future now Weekend Bo Ningen
Cover photography by Julian Broad © Yoko Ono
With visuals from Sue Webster and Tim Noble Thursday 20 June The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, 10pm
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 June Venues across Southbank Centre, From 12 noon
M a r i a n n e Fa i t h f u l l and Bill Frisell Saturday 22 June Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm
Supported by The Japan Foundation
Iggy & The Stooges + S ava g e s Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm
Silent Disco Saturday 22 June Riverside Terrace, 10pm
Sky Piece to Jesus Christ Sunday 23 June Queen Elizabeth Hall, 12 noon
Boy George Sunday 23 June Queen Elizabeth Hall, 6pm
D o u b l e Fa n ta sy L i v e with special guests John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s final album performed live Sunday 23 June Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm
BFI Film Programme Thursday 13 – Sunday 23 June BFI Southbank, times vary
/yo k o o n oâ€™s m e lt d o w n /
Yoko came into my life when I was still a girl in Liverpool. Me and my friends adored her from afar. She led us to think afresh about art, life, love and peace. She seemed to be everything we wanted to be – a bold intelligent artist, a dignified rebel, a tender-hearted critic of society’s hypocrisy, an ingenious original. Now I’ve been fortunate to spend time with her and she is indeed all of those things. Plus she is great, great fun. Perhaps no one can be taken truly seriously unless they have a strong streak of humour? Well, whether that is true or not, Yoko is a wonderful humourist. It’s been wonderful to have her as our Meltdown Curator.
My wish is that we can give her back as much as she gives us. Which is a lot. Jude Kelly, OBE Southbank centre artistic director
Working with Yoko on this year’s festival has been a really profound experience for me and the Meltdown team. Her generosity of spirit, passionate creativity and curiosity, and her love of and optimism for the world are deeply infectious. Meltdown is an extraordinary festival to be part of. The nature of the programme changes every year, strongly reflecting the personality of the curator. This year, Yoko’s desire to examine the world that we live in has been the inspiration for two weekends where we focus on the ideas of Activism and Future Now. We also have a line up of artists performing that is rich and beautifully varied.
My wish would be that we all take a little of Yoko’s amazing spirit away with us. Jane Beese, Southbank Centre Head of Contemporary Music
Yo u r l i f e i s not to appease peop le , b u t to b e your self. Yo ko O n o 2 0 0 7
Welcome to Meltdown 2013! It has been an incredible honour to curate this amazing festival which, for me, sums up the transformative power of music and art, which has been so intrinsic to my own life.
Art encompasses many things; it can be just picking up the phone and calling your mother or a friend, or smiling at a stranger in the street. Every action causes a reaction.
Each of us was born at this time to fulfill a mission. Together we are in the process of healing and creating a better world. Our work is not yet done but it will be done soon. New generations will continue to be inspired by what we create together. The world will continue to evolve and, with all our energies, will become a better place.
We are all here to celebrate the art of people who have effected change on our planet. For me, this Meltdown has been a chance to acknowledge and celebrate artists who have greatly inspired us as a society. As someone whose work is often labeled avant-garde, itâ€™s a great pleasure for me to present such an amazing array of disparate, maverick, unconventional creativity within one festival.
Throughout my life I have believed this and also believed in the power of art to help change society.
I hope this Meltdown gives us all a chance to be inspired, to question, celebrate and, most of all, to have a lot of fun.
I wish all of us will be aware of love for each other: TIME TO TELL YOUR LOVE L o ve, y o ko
I wish that girls grow up to still wish for things as women.
K im G ord on â€“ B ody/ He a d
Ig gy p op
I wish Yoko-s an wou ld l ive fo reve r a n d ke e p b le s s i n g u s with p e a ce s pi ri ts. YO KO FO RE V ER .
S atomi M at s uz a k i â€“ deerh oof
My superwondercat Spider was 21 on 1 May. My wish is that his relative good health continues along with the fact that, now he officially has the keys to the house, he can let himself in and out when he wants!
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We wish for an end to knife crime in London.
Pe t Sh op B oys
i wish for fresh fruits and vegetables for anyone and everyone including us from an early age also add olive oil and salt to taste plus lemon on even-numbered days
Greg S aunier â€“ M ys t ic a l We a p ons/ Deerhoof
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M ac L e t h a l
I wish we could accept that, as different as the details of our existence may be, we are one human race.
Immor ta l T echniq ue
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Cibo M at to
I wish that reality would collaps e o n itself revealing its true nature to o u r self-limiting m ind s.
Reggie Wat t s
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A lva Noto
I wish we could all slow down, stop for a mom
ent, be very quiet and listen very carefully.
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I wish for you and the child that smiles inside
t hur s ton moore
V i v A l ber t ine
DON’T LET THE FUCKERS
DOWN s avages
B o Ningen
s ue webs t er
Everyone in the world to have food, shelter and warmth. The basics as a right.
Paul Fl eming â€“ B a lt ic Fl ee t
My wish is that all your wishes come true. Especially if you wish for more love and less conflict. Remember, Love Is bigger than war! Boy George x
B oy Geor ge
E a rl SLICK
THE BONGO HOTHEADS SHOW IN LONDON! Saturday 27 July LONDON, CARGO
+support Wednesday 13 November LONDON, ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL New album Beautiful Africa out now on Nonesuch
LONDON’S F E S T I VA L O F KOREAN MUSIC
Sunday 16 June Scala
For full details of all shows visit serious.org.uk
ft. Jazz Jamaica All Stars, the Urban Soul Orchestra, Brinsley Forde (Aswad) and Voicelab
Vieux Farka TourĂŠ Tuesday 24 September Queen Elizabeth Hall
Saturday 13 July Royal Festival Hall
John Trixie Whitley Fullbright Friday 27 September Friday 19 July Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Friday 6 September Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
John Murry Thursday 10 October Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Wednesday 16 October Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Book tickets 0844 847 9910 southbankcentre.co.uk *Part of Festival of Neighbourhood with MasterCard
Catch A Fire*
Irish Sea Sessions
Monday 21 October Queen Elizabeth Hall
Roy Harper Tuesday 22 October Royal Festival Hall
Wednesday 23 October Queen Elizabeth Hall
Friday 25 October Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
THURSDAY 10 OCTOBER
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: KILILIVE.COM / 0844 871 8803 WWW.BONINGEN.INFO THE ALBUM ‘LINE THE WALL’ OUT NOW ON STOLEN A KILILIVE.COM PRESENTATION BY ARRANGEMENT WITH X-RAY
Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 19 June
O2 Shepherds BushLONDON Empire 0844 811 0051 Gigsandtours.com 0844 477 2000 Ticketweb.co.uk 020 7734 8932 stargreen.com
Pattismith.net A Metropolis Music presentation by arrangement with Primary Talent
Saturday 22nd June
The xx, Solange, Poliรงa, Kindness, Mount Kimbie, Jon Hopkins
The xx and their favourite acts in some of the worlds most unique locations. Bandstand: Deviation and Young Turks present... Jamie xx, Benji B, Sampha. More DJs to be announced. Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ thexx.info, biggreencoach.co.uk, ticketweb.co.uk, ticketmaster.co.uk, hatfield-house.co.uk
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band
M e lt d o w n F u t u r e Sounds 1 Friday 14 June The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, 6pm
YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND Friday 14 June Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm
Activism Weekend Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 June Venues across Southbank Centre, from 12 noon
Siouxsie Saturday 15 & Monday 17 June Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm
C i b o M at t o
Saturday 15 June Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm
With John Blacklow
Silent Disco Saturday 15 June Riverside Terrace, 10pm
Cut Piece: Peaches Sunday 16 June Queen Elizabeth Hall, 6pm
I m m o r ta l T e c h n i q u e Sunday 16 June Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm
Tuesday 18 June Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm
Julianna Barwick Tuesday 18 June Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm
A lva N o t o a n d Ry u i c h i S a k a m o t o Wednesday 19 June Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm
Peaches Wednesday 19 June
R e g g i e Wat t s + Mac Lethal
Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm
Tuesday 18 June
T h u r st o n M o o r e
Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm
Wednesday 19 June Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm