Yoko Ono will curate next year's (13) Meltdown Festival in London.

Ono was invited to perform as part of Patti Smith and Ornette Coleman's Meltdowns in 2005 and 2009, respectively, and she cannot wait to get started on the 2013 line-up.

She says, "I am deeply honoured to curate the world-famous Meltdown Festival. In doing so, I am aware of the great tradition of experimentalism mixed with classicism that has made the festival such an enduring part of the British arts landscape.

"I am now starting to approach names from all over the world, some of whom you will know and some who might be new to your world. Let the fun begin!"

Past curators have also included David Bowie and Jarvis Cocker.