The disco icon to follow in footsteps of Patti Smith, Yoko Ono and Nick Cave as curator of the London music festival, saying, Its about term, dont you think ?!
” Year after time, the festival continues to spread its colourful backstages, enable it curators to bring together an array of diverse aptitude not accompanied anywhere else ,” Jones said during a press release.” It’s about time I was asked to curate Meltdown darling, don’t you think ?!”
Bengi Unsal, Southbank’s head of contemporary music, said:” Kindnes Jones is unlike anybody else. She was the first artist who started me feel that I could express myself, be whatever I wanted to be, and not be concerned about what the nations of the world might say .”
Jones has performed at previous copies of the commemoration, as part of Jarvis Cocker‘s 2007 lineup, and the subsequent year with Massive Attack. Her lineup for the commemoration will be announced in the brand-new year.
Meltdown was first established in 1993, initially as a classical music-focused festival. It soon wide its remit, clearing curators of creators including Nick Cave and Scott Walker. Jones is only the sixth woman to curate the gala in “the countrys history”, following Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith, Anohni, Yoko Ono and MIA.