MORE NAMES FOR MELTDOWN

Mick Jones leads the way as more sign up for Patti Smith’s festival…

Patti Smith has added another raft of names to her curated MELTDOWN FESTIVAL.

The annual season at London’s South Bank Centre will this year be curated by the punk icon to mark 30 years since the release of her seminal work ‘Horses’. Patti Smith performs the album in full on June 25 at the Royal Festival Hall.

Having previously announced the likes of Television (June 20-21), Tori Amos , Yoko Ono, Beth Orton, O’Sinead Connor, Clash and Kristin Hersh (June 18) more artists have joined the event.

Former Libertines man and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club producer Mick Jones will play with his new band CARBON / SILICON at the Royal Festival Hall on June 17 followed by a late night performance by the Patti Smith.

Sparks, will be playing at an event dedicated to Bertolt Brecht on June 23, while an evening paying homage to author William S. Burroughs will take place June 16 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, featuring J. Spaceman, Matthew Shipp and Patti Smith performing together, plus a set from guitarist Marc Ribot and readings from Alan Moore and Iain Sinclair.

Self-proclaimed “proto-punk, gay, Tibetan Buddhist poet” John Giorno and Patti Smith’s mentor, the poet Janet Hamill, appear at the Purcell Room June 21.

Patti Smith’s Meltdown takes place between 11 and 26 June, tickets are available via the South Bank Centre Box Office on 08703 808 300 or online at [url=]www.rfh.org.uk/meltdown.