First names revealed for London event...
Yung Lean

Yung Lean and Crystal Castles are amongst the first names to be confirmed for M.I.A.'s Meltdown.

The London event has a different curator each year, with M.I.A. seizing hold of the reins for this year's instalment.

It's a fantastic choice, with the multi award-winning artist able to bring her stellar background in music and design to the fore at the Southbank Centre.

The first names for Meltdown 2017 have been confirmed, with Yung Lean set to play his only European show of the summer at the festival.

Other names include Mercury winners Young Fathers, with controversial electronic project Crystal Castles also set to play Meltdown.

I Wayne and Dexta Daps will play a double-bill, with viral sensation Young M.A., London performer Afrikan Boy and more due to perform.

Tickets go on sale from 10am on April 6th. M.I.A. comments:

"I hope you rate my curating. I'm happy and honoured to be a part of Meltdown amongst important artists who have contributed to keeping it real in the past. I’m bringing together new outlaw musicians from everywhere, who have all contributed to keeping things weird, exciting, opinionated, loud, emotional, brave or off the grid in the present climate. It's a layered ten days of creative ideas, curated out of wanting to know these artists as well as knowing their art well."

"Hopefully my contribution fills these summer days with vibez, wild ruckus, controlled chaos and good times, with a touch of education - working together to break boundaries with clashing identities, beliefs, styles and sexualities. Welcome to London, Summer 2017."

Meltdown 2017 runs between June 9th - 18th.

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