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Antony's Meltdown: Final Additions
The Quietus , July 13th, 2012 07:58

The final additions to Antony's Meltdown festival in August have been announced

As we previously reported, Antony Hegarty's Meltdown boasts among the best line-ups the festival, held annually at London's Southbank Centre, has booked for a while. Among the initial set of names announced were the likes of Laurie Anderson, Marc Almond and Cocteau Twins' Elizabeth Fraser, making a rare live appearance, alongside less well-known but equally revered concerns like Cyclobe, David Tibet's Myrninerest and William Basinski.

Now the festival, which takes place from 1st-12th August, has announced a raft of concerts to complete the line-up. Chief among them is a dance performance at Queen Elizabeth Hall on 5th August entitled Antony & The Ohnos, a celebration of the Buhto dance of Kazuo and Yoshito Ohno. The event features Antony & The Johnsons performing live, along with Yoshito Ohno, Hohanna Constantine, and film and tape loops by William Basinski.

On 6th August, Antony will also be appearing onstage as a guest vocalist, alongside John Grant, with disco troupe Hercules & Love Affair, for whom he has provided vocals in the past. The same evening in QEH experimental electronicists Matmos will be playing alongside o F F Love.

On 10th August, former Velvets man, avant-garde pop icon and past Antony collaborator Lou Reed will be performing with his band in the Royal Festival Hall.

Elsewhere on the completed line-up are Joan As Policewoman, who will be playing QEH on 3rd August alongside Julia Kent and Matteah Baim, and a discussion panel featuring Janet Suzman, Kim Cattrall and Jude Kelly, who will be discussing the role of Cleopatra and women in drama on 5th August.

Full details about all these performances and those originally announced, plus tickets, are available from the Meltdown website.

Photo by Mark Seliger

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