(CelebrityAccess News Service) — Morrisey has been appointed artistic director of Meltdown 2004. Meltdown 2004 will be held June 11-17 on the South Bank Centre in London. Each year a prominent or influencial musician is chosen as the artistic director; previous directors have included Lee 'Scratch' Perry in 2003, David Bowie in 2002, Robert Wyatt in 2001 and Scott Walker in 2000.
"For me, this is a privilege and I will rise to it. Curating Meltdown is a great opportunity for me to acknowledge some of the music and words that have excited me over the years." said Morrissey "Some of you have Ipods, I have Meltdown." –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen