The Southbank Centre have unveiled that the 19th edition of Meltdown festival will be curated by Antony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnsons).

"I want to create a kind of paradise. I want to walk through that forest and see and hear the hardcore beauty and strength in art and music that makes sense to me. The weather is changing and everybody knows it. I want to participate; What is my relationship and responsibility to the world around me? Frontier expressions of emotion and beauty can be fantastic tools with which to enter that discussion."

The festival takes place Wednesday 1 – Friday 12 August 2012, and the full line-up is set to be announced next month. For more information/tickets, head to