Ray Davies to curate London's Meltdown Festival in 2011
The Kinks' Ray Davies has been announced as the curator of next year's Meltdown festival in London.
The frontman, who recently [url=http://www.nme.com/news/ray-davies/52702]teamed up with with Mumford & Sons, Billy Corgan and Frank Black for his new record 'See My Friends'[/url], will organise the line-up for the event at the Southbank Centre on June 10-18.
"My wish for Meltdown 2011 is that it will be a creative celebration through the decades," Davies said. "A bridge between the past, present and future."
He added: "I am thrilled to be asked to suggest what I hope will be a diverse programme."
In the past David Bowie, Morrissey, Jarvis Cocker, Nick Cave and Patti Smith have curated the annual event.
Uncut have teamed up with Sonic Editions to curate a number of limited-edition framed iconic rock photographs, featuring the likes of Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan and The Clash. View the full collection here.