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M.I.A. Will Curate London’s Meltdown Festival This Year

She follows in the footsteps of David Bowie and Yoko Ono.

February 07, 2017

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Meltdown Festival is the annual event in which a figure from the world of arts and culture curates a series of events at London's Southbank Centre. This year's curator will be M.I.A. No line-up details have been announced at the time of writing but M.I.A. follows artists such as David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Morrissey, and Pulp's Jarvis Cocker in overseeing the festival.

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“For me this Meltdown will be about putting on a musical week that shows different types of music which have inspired each other to exist,” M.I.A. said in a statement. “Genres that support other genres, redefining the concept of a melting pot. Respect the history, don’t live in it. I plan to bring together music’s best forward thinkers who have contributed to all our lives. When music acts as inspiration, it’s boundary-less.”

The 2017 edition of Meltdown runs from June 9-18. Head to the Southbank Centre website for more information.

M.I.A. Will Curate London’s Meltdown Festival This Year