MOTÖRHEAD Confirmed For London's MELTDOWN Festival

MOTÖRHEAD is among the first confirmed bands for PULP frontman Jarvis Cocker's Meltdown festival, which will take place on the London South Bank in June. Also scheduled to appear are IGGY & THE STOOGES, THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN and THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS.

Cocker told The Observer: "It's pretty amazing to be able to programme a whole week like this, to get some of your heroes on and get to meet those people as well. Obviously it's a slight ego trip for me. I'm very proud to be able to present it, but I don't want it to just be all me, me, me; 'This is what I like'. I really want to find ways of getting the audience as involved as I possibly can.

"Some of it is my favourite things, or things that have had a formative effect on me. At the moment I'm interested in quite loud things. Meltdown starts off with MOTÖRHEAD, something people probably wouldn't associate with me. The first concert I ever played with PULP was in Rotherham in July 1980. We didn't have many songs of our own so we covered a MOTÖRHEAD cover version of a Motown song called 'Leaving Here'."

Tickets for Meltdown go on sale on Thursday at 9:00 a.m.

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