PATTI SMITH GOES INTO MELTDOWN

Find out who’s succeeding Morrissey…

Patti Smith has been revealed as the curator of this year’s MELTDOWN FESTIVAL.

Following Morrissey last year, the New York punk pioneer will select acts for the event which takes place at the Royal Festival Hall, London, between June 11 and 26.

“I never think in terms of labels,” she told The Observer of her ideas for the event. “I just see rock as a raw art form that belongs to the people, but has the possibility of merging with poetry, politics, the spiritual and the revolutionary.”