One of the UK’s most prestigious music festivals welcomes Grace Jones for the 27th edition of Meltdown, which features an eclectic blend of artists and music genres.
For her line-up, Jones brings together artists from across the globe, including Peaches, Skunk Anansie and Baaba Maal.
With her fierce individuality and fearless self-expression attitude, Jones is regarded as one of the most influential figures in contemporary culture. She has had a lasting effect on countless artists, from Björk to Lady Gaga. With her musicianship, extravagant outfits, and wild performances, she continues to captivate audiences around the globe.
In the early 1970s, she became one of the first Black supermodels. She then went on to release several acclaimed albums, including Warm Leatherette, Nightclubbing, and Slave to the Rhythm. Her bold, androgynous image has served as a muse for artists and designers such as Issey Miyake, Thierry Mugler, and Andy Warhol.
Meltdown starts on 10 June with an audio installation from Travis Alabanza that encourages a moment’s reverence for Grace Jones.
On Saturday, 11 June, there’s no better way to celebrate Grace Jones’ disco diva status than with free skating workshops and DJs from London’s skating community.
Other highlights include Queer feminist pop legend Peaches, bringing her boisterous and explosive show to Royal Festival Hall, and Grammy award winner Angelique Kidjo. She performs her latest album Mother Nature and is joined by Blue Lab Beats and Yemi Alade.
One half of the FAKA duo, Desire Marea, offers up striking experimental club music and, occasionally, a moment of divine rapture.
Singer and guitarist Baaba Maal will be live on 18 June, blending African roots and contemporary electronic influences.
There are many more artists to check out from this blend of music, poetry and theatre. And of course, Grace Jones will perform on 19 June.
Grace Jones has curated a fantastic lineup with lots to see and do, so make sure you grab your tickets now.