Listen to an Antony Meltdown 2012 playlist on Spotify

The Southbank Centre in London has curated this playlist on Spotify to mark the Meltdown 2012 festival in August, curated by Antony of Antony and the Johnsons

This year's Meltdown festival at the Southbank Centre in London is curated by the musician and visual artist Antony Hegarty. He first emerged from the New York underground scene with Antony and the Johnsons in 1998 and shot to prominence with the Mercury Prize-winning album I am a Bird Now.

Since then, critical acclaim has followed each of his projects including the albums The Crying Light and Swanlights. And he's collaborated with several other musicians and performance artists.

To mark his Meltdown, the Southbank Center has put together the playlist below, which you can listen to if you have Spotify. It features several arists already announced for the festival, including the ex-Cocteau Twin Elizabeth Fraser.

Past curators of Meltdown include Nick Cave, John Peel, Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith, David Bowie and, most recently, Ray Davies, each of them hand-picking their favourite artists to play and perform.

There is more information about Meltdown here. The Observer is Meltdown's media partner, and there's much more coverage here.

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Caspar Llewellyn Smith

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