Christine and the Queens will curate the 2023 edition of the Meltdown Festival on London’s South Bank. He takes up the mantle of Grace Jones, who directed this year’s edition, and follows curators such as David Bowie, Patti Smith and Scott Walker. A mix of ticketed shows and free outdoor concerts, the festival runs June 9-18. The first acts will be announced in spring.
In a press release, Christine and the Queens, also known as Redcar, said: “Indeed, I will choose musicians who have a heartbreaking quality, and I wish that we all walk through those ten days being rejuvenated by artistic gestures. . Discoveries. The time that Meltdown takes is quite exquisite, the abundance also feeling appropriately generous. We need this for ourselves, art in the city, art for the citizen, collective catharsis, a wonderful purge of the soul. I hope you enjoy this glorious edition and, once again, long live the poetry that burns and the musicians crazy and brave enough to keep going – they are shaping the emotions of the future. Let’s thank everyone!”
This month, Christine and the Queens released their new album, redcar the lovely stars. Tonight he plays at the Meltdown venue in London, the Southbank Centre.