Pop festival of the week: Meltdown Festival, Southbank centre, London SE1


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After Antony Hegarty's "future feminism" manifesto at last year's Meltdown, Yoko Ono grabs the curator's reins with a view to celebrating "strong female energy".

Patti Smith, Marianne Faithfull, Kim Gordon and – back after a long break – Siouxsie all have plenty of that, as do younger voices such as Peaches and Savages; the latter support Iggy and the Stooges in a cracking package.

Elsewhere, Deerhoof, Bo Ningen and Thurston Moore make arty noises; activism is debated; and, in a clincher for fans, Ono and John Lennon's 1980 album Double Fantasy is performed with special guest voices.

844 0444; meltdown.southbankcentre.co.uk, Friday to 23 June