French singer and songwriter, Christine And The Queens has been announced as the curator of Meltdown Festival 2023. Check out the full announcement below.
Meltdown festival has shared the news via Twitter with the caption, “MELTDOWN CURATOR ANNOUNCED | 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐞𝐧𝐬 will curate the 2023 edition of the legendary, longest-running artist-curated festival in the world…” For more info click here.
The festival will take place from Friday, June 9 until Sunday, June 18, 2023. Meanwhile, Last year’s Meltdown Festival was curated by Grace Jones and saw performances from Peaches, Skunk Anansie, Dry Cleaning, Greentea Peng, John Grant, Sky Ferreira, Hot Chip, and Honey Dijon.
Speaking about the announcement, Chris said: “What an honour to be picked by the fantastical teams of the Meltdown festival to be a curator this year ! It’s a tough thing to be a curator.
“Art wise, recently, my curating was erratic. Visceral. Sometimes regressive, back to the music I listened to when I was a teenager. A life-savior, music. One song to soothe them all. We expect from art to still save us yet we endanger it so much, everywhere. Thinking it should sell and clatter like jewels. Thinking it should be the catchiest shit in less than ten seconds when truly the birth of an emotion takes years in some people.”
He continued: “We want it to heal it all but we deprive it of its true strength, which is eternity, a cancellation of human time. Now it’s fast, quick, a lot, and never about eternity. Cause eternity is death, too. It’s a cycle of ashes and birth. Over and over again.
The artist said he would “actually pick musicians that have some gut-wrenching quality,” adding that he wishes “for all of us to stroll around in those ten days bing rejuvenated by artistic gestures. Discoveries”.
“The time Meltdown takes is quite exquisite, the abundance feels appropriately generous too. We need this for ourselves, art in the city, art for the citizen, collective catharsis, a wonderful purge of the soul,” he continued. “I hope you’ll enjoy this glorious edition and again, long live poetry that burns and musicians crazy and brave enough to keep going – they are shaping the emotions of the future. Let’s thank them all!”
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Christine And The Queens Announced As Curator Of Meltdown Festival 2023
MELTDOWN CURATOR ANNOUNCED | 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐞𝐧𝐬 will curate the 2023 edition of the legendary, longest-running artist-curated festival in the world…— Meltdown Festival (@meltdownfest) November 22, 2022
📅 #MeltdownFest 2023 | 9 – 18 June 2023
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