As part of Yoko Ono’s Meltdown, our neighbours at The BFI have put together an excellent programme with a selection of Yoko’s favourite films. Watch an exclusive screening of Battleship Potemkin with an introduction by the Pet Shop Boys, plus Grave of The Fireflies, Food Inc., Bowling for Columbine, plus rarely seen films by John and Yoko
To buy tickets and find out more information, please visit the BFI website
Due to incredible public demand, we’ve added an extra Siouxsie show, while electro-rock goddess Peaches performs a selection of songs from her back catalogue. You can also see Peaches in Yoko Ono’s famous performance piece Cut Piece.
The lush looping harmonies of Julianna Barwick grace the festival programme to mark the launch of her new record, and London-based Japanese punk band Bo Ningen perform a free live show following Iggy & The Stooges sold out Royal Festival Hall date.
Omnipresent guitarist Earl Slick who has played with the likes of David Bowie and New York Dolls talks about his new book, Diary of a Sideman. Slick also featured on John and Yoko’s last album Double Fantasy, which will be performed live on Sunday 23 June.
There will also be two weekends of talks and debates. Activism Weekend (15 & 16 June) features the Guerilla Girls, the launch of new book ‘Let’s Start a Pussy Riot’ and more. The Future Weekend (22 & 23 June) opens with Yoko Ono in conversation with Serpentine Gallery curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist.