Live Earth 2007 was the last time anyone saw legendary Japanese electro-pop outfit Yellow Magic Orchestra take the stage, but another reunion is scheduled to take place in just a couple of weeks. On June 15, the band will make its first performance in the U.K. since 1980, at the Massive Attack-curated Meltdown Festival.
YMO will perform at the Royal Festival Hall and be joined onstage by a slew of artists, including Christian Fennesz chiming in on the guitar, Shoko Ise on visuals, Tomohiko Gondo working HD Operation, and Ren Takada on pedal steel and electronics.
As far as the rest of the festival goes, Massive Attack has a carefully curated agenda that includes performances by Gang of Four, Grace Jones, the Tom Tom Club, Fleet Foxes, Dälek, the Cool Kids, Flying Lotus, Aloe Blacc, the Shape of Broad Minds, and others, plus DJ sets, art installations, and a live performance of the Blade Runner soundtrack.
The nine-day festival takes place June 13 - 22 at London's Southbank Centre.