Yoko Ono to curate next year's Meltdown Festival

The artist will helm the 2013 edition of the annual event at London's Southbank

Yoko Ono to curate next year's Meltdown Festival

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Yoko Ono is set to direct and curate next year's Meltdown Festival at London's Southbank Centre.

The 2013 festival will take place from June 14-23. The music and arts event has previously been helmed by David Bowie, Patti Smith and Jarvis Cocker.

Of her involvement with Meltdown, musician and visual artist Ono has said:

I am deeply honoured to curate the world-famous Meltdown Festival. In doing so I am aware of the great tradition of experimentalism mixed with classicism that has made the festival such an enduring part of the British arts landscape.


She continued: "I am now starting to approach names from all over the world, some of whom you will know and some who might be new to your world. Let the fun begin!"

The full line-up for the festival will be announced next year. Ono has previously performed at the event as part of the Patti Smith curated Meltdown in 2005 and at Ornette Coleman's Meltdown in 2009.

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