Nile Rodgers will curate the 2019 version of Meltdown competition

Nile Rodgers will curate this yr’s Meltdown festival at London’s Southbank Centre.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee will hand-pick artists for the 2019 version, which runs from August Three-11.

While no names have been introduced up to now, Rodgers has hinted at what’s to come back.

The Chic frontman mentioned: “Anyone who is aware of my profession is aware of that funk, disco, jazz, soul, classical, pop, new wave, r’n’b, fusion, punk rock, afrobeat, digital and dance music all play a task and you'll anticipate that to be mirrored within the performances we're planning. It’s all in regards to the groove and this August everybody in London will probably be dancing to unimaginable stay performances!”

These performances will mark Meltdown’s 26th yr, with earlier curators together with David Bowie, M.I.A, Massive Attack and Patti Smith.

“To be capable to curate and produce 9 days of stay music for the town of London, the UK and music fanatics visiting from everywhere in the world is really a dream come true,” Rodgers additionally mentioned.

With a music profession spanning over 50 years and donning an inventory of earlier accolades lengthy sufficient to make even probably the most power of workaholics appear like full-time slobs, to say Rodgers is match for the job can be considerably of an understatement. Who higher to curate Meltdown Festival than the person behind serving to ascend the music profession of Madonna, songwriter of chart-topping tracks and a Three-time Grammy award winner?

Bengi Ünsal of the Southbank Centre mentioned: “It’s laborious to overstate the affect that this yr’s curator has had each as a part of Chic and as a solo producer on what we name widespread music at present. He is consistently creating and collaborating, and I can’t wait to see what he'll create throughout our venues. One factor is for sure: this would be the funkiest Meltdown but.”

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