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Ray Davies to curate London's Meltdown Festival in 2011

Kinks frontman will helm the event next June

The Kinks' Ray Davies has been announced as the curator of next year's Meltdown festival in London.

The frontman, who recently teamed up with with Mumford & Sons, Billy Corgan and Frank Black for his new record 'See My Friends', 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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