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Antony Hegarty's line up for Meltdown announced

Antony Hegarty's Meltdown at the Southbank Centre in London has announced a batch of acts today. The female-heavy line up includes the Cocteau Twins's Elizabeth Fraser, Laurie Anderson's Dirtday!, Selda, Planningtorock, CocoRosie, Buffy Sainte-Marie, plus a performance, screening and talk by Diamanda Galás. Also lined up to play are New York duo Light Asylum, William Basinski (playing Disintegration Loops), Marc Almond's Marc And The Mambas playing their 1983 release Torment And Toreros, and New York drag performer Joey Arias, among others.

Dates for acts announced so far (there's more to come) can be found here. Antony's Meltdown takes place 1–12 August, and tickets go on sale 10 May at noon (8 May for Southbank members).