Ray Davies has been announced as director of the 2011 Meltdown festival, which is staged annually at London's Southbank Centre site.

The series of shows will take place in June 2011 with the line-up to be confirmed.

Previous Meltdown directors include David Bowie, Morrissey, John Peel, Nick Cave, Patti Smith and Jarvis Cocker. Each year the line-up reflects the career of the director including the influences upon them.

Davies' current release is the UMTV album "See My Friends," which features collaborations of Kinks songs with artists including Bruce Springsteen, Paloma Faith, Black Francis, Mumford & Sons and Metallica. The album bowed at No. 12 on Nov. 14 on the U.K. Official Charts Company listing with sales of more than 25,000.

The album is due for release in the U.S. in March 2011. Davies was due to play four U.S. dates this month starting at the Beacon Theatre, New York City on Nov. 24, but the tour was pulled on the advice of doctors.

According to a statement, Davies was advised not to fly or travel until a medical condition has stabilized.

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