Ray Davies to curate London’s Meltdown Festival in 2011

The Kinks frontman will helm the event next June.

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The KinksRay 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.”

The full Meltdown line-up will be announced early in 2011. See Meltdown.southbankcentre.co.uk for more details.

In the past David Bowie, Morrissey, Jarvis Cocker, Nick Cave and Patti Smith have curated the annual event.

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