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Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto

Immortal Technique

Iggy & the Stooges

Julianna Barwick

Peaches

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

Media Partner:

Supported by The Japan Foundation

Deerhoof

Thurston Moore

Amadéus Leopold

Iggy & The Stooges + S ava g e s Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm

Patti Smith

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


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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

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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

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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, it’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

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I wish that girls grow up to still wish for things as women.

K im G ord on – B ody/ He a d


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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 – deerh oof


MARIANNE FAITHFULL


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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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.

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Everyone in the world to have food, shelter and warmth. The basics as a right.

Paul Fl eming – 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


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Saturday 22nd June

The xx, Solange, Poliรงa, Kindness, Mount Kimbie, Jon Hopkins

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Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band

Cibo Matto

Body/Head

Marianne Faithfull

Siouxsie

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

Earl Slick

Bo Ningen

Reggie Watts

Boy George

C i b o M at t o

AmadĂŠus Leopold

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

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