The event will take place from June 13 – 22 at London's Southbank Centre
A host of new names have been added to James Lavelle’s Meltdown festival.
A joint set from Grandmaster Flash and Scratch Perverts will take place, whilst James Holden, Rosie Lowe, Glass Animals, Trentemøller, Jeff Mills and A Guy Called Gerald have also joined the line-up. The event 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. Lavelle and DJ Shadow’s UNKLE project will also play a one off show at the Royal Festival Hall with a number of special guests.
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 and DJ Harvey will performs at the Spiegeltent in London Wonderground.
Previous curators of Meltdown include David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Jarvis Cocker and Massive Attack. Lavelle founded Mo’ Wax in 1996 and put out seminal albums including DJ Shadow’s ‘Endtroducing…’ on the label. He also worked with DJ Shadow under the moniker UNKLE, who featured The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft, Mike D, Badly Drawn Boy and Thom Yorke on their debut album ‘Psyence Fiction’. He has since collaborated with Massive Attack and Josh Homme.
“I am deeply honoured to have been asked to curate Meltdown 2014,” Lavelle said when it was revealed he would be in charge of the festival. “I intend to create a vibrant and exciting collage of counter-culture and collaboration from the worlds of music, film, art and everything in between.”