Solange To Play Grace Jones’ Meltdown

Peaches, Jimmy Cliff, Baaba Maal, and more confirmed...

Solange will play Meltdown curated by Grace Jones this year.

The iconic performer will chair the London festival this year, held in and around the Southbank Centre.

Grace Jones has overseen the bill, with Solange set to play London as part of the festival.

The first set of announcements reflect her life and interests, diving into her Jamaican heritage courtesy of Jimmy Cliff and Lee 'Scratch' Perry.

Baaba Maal will perform at Meltdown, with the ultra-varied line up also making room for Skunk Anansie, The Love Unlimited Synth Orchestra, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Grace Jones said: “As everyone knows, I’m a collector, and I collect people, amongst other things. This is what I have done for Meltdown. These wonderful artists I have chosen represent something unique to me personally and to my career. From Baaba Maal to Skunk Anansie to Solange. Each one of these artists has a little bit of me in them, and now I am proud to present them all to you.”

“By the time I close the festival with my performance on the 21st of June, everyone who has attended any one of these shows will have had an incredible live concert experience, given to them with love from me, Grace Jones.”

Tickets go on sale from 10am on February 14th.

Meltdown 2020 runs between June 12th – 21st.

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