Upcoming Events: Summer Series @ Somerset House
Earlier this week we looked at the exciting art exhibitions taking place at Somerset House over the coming months, now the focus is on music – specifically the annual Summer Series of live gigs.
The annual musical extravaganza runs from July 7-19 and after sets in previous years from Super Furry Animals, Blondie, Eels and Adele the bar is already high for the 2012 line-up.
Aussie musician, composer and comedian kicks things off on July 7 before London singer-songwriter Katy B takes to the stage the following night.
Other notable highlights include a rare set from triple-Grammy Award winner Jill Scott, a double bill of groundbreaking British talent featuring Anna Calvi and Eugene McGuinness and an Afrobeat session from by Choice FM’s DJ Abrantee and starring Olu Maintain, Atumpan, May7ven and Vibe Squad.
The intimate open air gigs are one of the highlights of the summer and given this year’s line-up there’s something for everyone.
Here’s a full run down of the Summer Series gigs:
July 7 – Tim Minchin
July 8 – Katy B and Devlin
July 9 – Jill Scott
July 10 – Jill Scott
July 11 - The Temper Trap and Alt-J & Chet Faker
July 12 - Anna Calvi and Eugene McGuinness
July 13 - The Enemy and All the Young
July 14 - DJ Abrantee presents Afrobeats feat. Olu Maintain, Atumpan, May7ven & Vibe Squad
July 15 - Tindersticks and Emmy the Great
July 16 - M83 and Susanne Sundfor
July 17 - Paloma Faith and Seye
July 18 - Paloma Faith and Jessie Ware
July 19 - Charlotte Gainsbourg 'Stage Whisper' with Connan Mockasin
Tickets are priced £25-£37.50 and available from www.somersethouse.org.uk/music/summer-series-2012