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Ray Davies has enlisted Madness, Wire and Yo La Tengo to play at the Meltdown festival in London.

The former Kinks man is curating the event, set for the Royal Festival Hall on June 10-19.

Davies will play twice at the festival. He’ll play with his band on the opening night (June 10) then on the closing night (June 19) accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Crouch End Festival Chorus.

The festival will also see The Fugs play their first London show since 1968, along with performances from The Sonics, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and The Alan Price Set.

Non-musical events include Monty Python alumni Terry Jones and Michael Palin in conversation, a tribute to Factory Records legend Tony Wilson and Michael Eavis’s ‘Glastonbury Life’.

For the full line up head to Meltdown.southbankcentre.co.uk.

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