Festivals: M.I.A. is curating Meltdown 2017

M.I.A. is curating Meltdown 2017

She’s in charge of the line-up at London’s Southbank Centre in June.

Following in the footsteps of David Bowie, Massive Attack, David Byrne and Guy Garvey, M.I.A. is set to curate this year’s Meltdown Festival at London’s Southbank Centre in June.

In a statement, M.I.A. herself hinted at the possibility that the festival will revolve around some of the themes explored in her recent album ‘AIM’, such as borders and refugees. She said: For me this Meltdown will be about putting on a musical week that shows different types of music which have inspired each other to exist.” She continued to say: “Genres that support other genres, redefining the concept of a melting pot. Respect the history, don’t live in it. I plan to bring together music’s best forward thinkers who have contributed to all our lives. When music acts as inspiration, it’s boundary-less.”

Line-up details will be revealed in the coming months.

Meltdown takes place between 9th-18th June at London’s Southbank Centre. For more information, visit the Southbank Centre website.

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