Josh Homme to play rare solo show at James Lavelle's Meltdown festival

Homme to perform acoustically on June 16 as part of bill curated by his friend and collaborator

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Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme is set to play a rare acoustic gig as part of James Lavelle's Meltdown festival.

Homme will perform at the London festival on June 16. Speaking about the booking, Lavelle says: "I'm thrilled to announce my long term friend and collaborator Joshua Homme who will be playing a one off acoustic gig that will round off what has been an incredible year for one of the world's greatest rock n roll stars. Expect something truly magical."

The festival will take place from June 13-22 at London's Southbank Centre. Chrissie Hynde will play her first five show in five years at the event, as she releases her debut solo album this summer.

Neneh Cherry, ESG, Chrissie Hynde and Goldie were previously confirmed to appear at the Mo' Wax founder's festival. Also confirmed are Goldie and the Heritage Orchestra, who will play the electronic musician's 1995 album 'Timeless'. Mark Lanegan's only European date will take place as part of Meltdown, while DJ Harvey, Grandmaster Flash, James Holden, Rosie Lowe, Glass Animals, Trentemøller, Jeff Mills and A Guy Called Gerald will also perform.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' guitarist Nick Zinner and Tom Vek will also perform with Zinner presenting the UK premiere of '41 Strings' as part of the festival on June 20. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs musician plays guitar and conducts the work, which is made up of 41 acoustic and electric strings, as well as drums and synth.

Queens of the Stone Age return to the UK in August when they co-headline the Reading & Leeds Festivals alongside Paramore.

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