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First Names For Meltdown
Christian Eede , March 28th, 2017 16:02

Young Fathers, Mykki Blanco and more will play the M.I.A.-curated festival in June

Young Fathers and Crystal Castles are among the first names announced for this year's M.I.A.- curated Meltdown at London's Southbank.

M.I.A. will also play herself with a finale show that promises a number of surprises on June 18. Also confirmed are Mykki Blanco, Tommy Genesis, Young M.A, MHD, I Wayne (in a UK premiere), Dexta Daps, Yung Lean, Mr Eazi, Afrikan Boy and JD Samson.

"I hope you rate my curating," says M.I.A.. "I'm happy and honoured to be a part of Meltdown amongst important artists who have contributed to keeping it real in the past. I’m bringing together new outlaw musicians from everywhere, who have all contributed to keeping things weird, exciting, opinionated, loud, emotional, brave or off the grid in the present climate.

"It's a layered ten days of creative ideas, curated out of wanting to know these artists as well as knowing their art well. Hopefully my contribution fills these summer days with vibez, wild ruckus, controlled chaos and good times, with a touch of education - working together to break boundaries with clashing identities, beliefs, styles and sexualities. Welcome to London, Summer 2017.

Tickets for the festival will go on sale to Southbank members at 10am on April 4 and to the general public at 10am on April 6. M.I.A.'s edition of Meltdown takes place from June 9-18. You can find more information and get tickets here.

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