Grace Jones To Curate Meltdown 2020

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Disco icon, Bond girl and all-round legend Grace Jones will curate next summer's Meltdown festival.

The festival is centred on London's Southbank Centre, and invites music legends to piece together the line up.

Chic's Nile Rodgers took charge this year, while previous curators have ranged from The Cure's Robert Smith to Ornette Coleman and beyond.

Grace Jones ascends the throne in 2020, with the first acts on the line up to be announced early next year.

The icon herself comments: “I am honoured to be curating next year’s Meltdown festival. Year after year, the festival continues to spread its colourful wings, allowing its curators to bring together an array of diverse talent not seen anywhere else. It’s about time I was asked to curate Meltdown darling, don’t you think?!”

Bengi Ünsal, Head of Contemporary Music at Southbank Centre adds: “Meltdown offers an unparalleled window into the minds of the greatest musical influencers of our age.”

“There’s no denying it: Grace Jones is unlike anybody else. She was the first artist who made me feel that I could express myself, be whatever I wanted to be, and not be afraid of what the world might say. She is one of the few living artists who can truly be described as iconic, with a relentlessly individualistic vision. I am truly honoured that she will share it with us for Meltdown 2020.”

Grace Jones' Meltdown runs between June 12th – 21st.

Photo Credit: Kristian Sibast

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