Appropriately enough for the man who wrote 'Waterloo Sunset', Ray Davies is to curate next year's Meltdown festival at the Southbank Centre.
Davies, formerly lead singer and songwriter for The Kinks, has promised a line-up that will "bridge between the past, present and future", which we're hoping isn't a coded hint that the ever-rotating Sugababes lineup will be reunited. A full line-up will be announced early next year, presumably after Davies has pulled out a few favours from the names in his Rolodex, and there is a website on which you can register to be notified when tickets go on sale.
Since it began in 1993, Meltdown has earned a reputation for bringing in an eclectic assortment of musical greats. Previous events have been curated by some of the world's most revered artists, including David Bowie, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Nick Cave, Morrissey and Patti Smith. It can only be a matter of time before Ringo Starr gets the nod.
Ray Davies' Meltdown runs from 10 till 18 June 2011.
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