The rock legend tipped to take charge of the event on London's South Bank...

David Bowie is set to curate this year’s MELTDOWN FESTIVAL.

The David Bowie will curate the annual event at the Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s South Bank this summer, according to a representative for the star.

Meltdown takes place annually at the Festival Hall, and started life as a classical event. Each year a prominent or influential member the music world is approached to curate, and as time has progressed the festival has become more rock orientated.


Previous curators have included Scott Walker, Nick Cave, John Peel and Elvis Costello. Last year’s Meltdown was organised Soft Machine founder Robert Wyatt.

David Bowie is an ideal candidate for 2002. In November 2000, he was voted the most influential artist of all time in an NME poll his rock star peers.

A spokesperson for the event was unable to confirm David Bowie‘s participation to NME.COM, but said an announcement will be made in the coming days.