Unfortunately, most music festivals these days are all a bit similar to one another. It is refreshing then, to spread the word about Meltdown, which really is unique.
We have an interview with Antony in the current issue of the Attitude, but if you haven't read it yet,
Antony is the lead singer of the Mercury Award-winning Antony and the Johnsons. The programme of acts at Meltdown intends to introduce audiences to the artists, musicians and thinkers who have shaped Antony's life and music.
There'll be electronic music types Laurie Anderson, Matmos, Marc Almond, and Elizabeth Fraser on the bill, as well as New York cabaret performer Joey Arias performing the songs of Billie Holiday; performance artists Marina Abramovic, Kembra Pfahler and the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black; protest singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie in conversation and in concert and a multi-artist show curated by Hal Willner marking the 50th' anniversary of the Freedom Rides.
So it's certainly a very varied line-up, to say the least.
The Meltdown Festival will be taking place over August 1-12.