Following a very successful 2015 edition which saw David Byrne in charge of the programme, Southbank Centre's Meltdown Festival returns next June, and its curator has just been unveiled: elbow's Guy Garvey will be the one choosing what we will see and hear at Meltdown 2016, following the likes of Patti Smith, Yoko Ono, David Bowie, Morrissey, and many more that have curated the London festival over the years.

"I see this as the perfect opportunity to shine a light on some amazing new talent whilst recognising and celebrating the artists that have had an influence on the new sounds of today," Guy Garvey says of the invite. "Beyond that I want my Meltdown to be a party where everyone feels invited and everyone leaves having had the best night out."

"Guy Garvey's outright enthusiasm for sharing music and introducing new art and artists to the widest possible audience fits hand-and-glove with what Southbank Centres strives for across its festival programme," explains Jude Kelly, artistic director of the Southbank Centre, adding that the musician is "the perfect figure to continue the Meltdown legacy."

Meltdown 2016 takes place on the 10th-19th June.