GRACE JONES will curate next year’s edition of Meltdown festival, hosted by London’s Southbank Centre.
The annual event will take place on 12-21 June across the Centre’s Royal Festival Hall (cap. 2,740), Queen Elizabeth Hall (916), Purcell Room (293) and cultural quarter on the banks of the River Thames.
“There’s no denying it,Grace Jones is unlike anybody else,” says Southbank Centre head of contemporary music Bengi Ünsal
“She was the first artiste 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 artistes who can truly be described as iconic, with a relentlessly individualistic vision.”
Jones will follow in the footsteps of previous curators including David Bowie, Yoko Ono and Pattie Smith.
This year’s curator was Nile Rogers who headlined with his band Chic. The 2020 line-up will be announced early in the New Year.