The open-air concert series at Somerset House is a unique event in the summer's live music calendar. This year the programme runs from 8 to 18 July.
The courtyard of Somerset House has played host to an inspirational line-up for the past eight years, and 2010's season will be no exception. This year, London's premiere open air venue has invited Air, Corinne Bailey Rae, Divine Comedy, Gil Scott-Heron, Florence + The Machine, Mystery Jets, N-Dubz, Noah & the Whale, Soul II Soul, The Temper Trap, and The xx to headline. With only a handful of tickets still available, once again the Series has captured the public's imagination.
This year's programme brings together five different musical strands of young London; Camberwell's Florence, Twickenham's Mystery Jets and Noah & The Whale, Camden's N-Dubz, and Wandsworth's The xx. The Series finale is a rare live outing from London legends Soul II Soul, celebrating the 21st year anniversary of the seminal 'Club Classics Vol.1'. In addition, N-Dubz's headline show will feature special guests and collaborations, and open with a performance by a group of young, breaking artists from across London who will have taken part in the What Next workshop programme run by Somerset House in association with Bigga Fish and Metropolis Music. More details about the N-Dubz and What Next event will be announced early next week.
Eagerly awaited headlineshows from Air, Corinne Bailey Rae, Divine Comedy, The Temper Trap, and the mighty Gil Scott-Heron, and a host of exciting supports, complete a line-up that's set to make the Summer Series at Somerset House in 2010 very special indeed.
Somerset House has effortlessly established itself as a much-loved destination for live music in London. For the past eight years, sell out crowds have seen performances from Adele, Air, Amy Winehouse, Belle & Sebastian, Bloc Party, Doves, Duffy, Erykah Badu, Goldfrapp, Grace Jones, Hot Chip, Justice, Lambchop, Lily Allen, Mogwai, Orbital, Pendulum, PJ Harvey, Robert Plant, Sigur Ros, The Prodigy, The Roots, amongst others. It is a chance for everyone to see exciting and innovative artists in a spectacular location. Somerset House has become an essential destination for music lovers from across London and beyond.
Tickets are still available for Mystery Jets, Noah and the Whale and N-Dubz
Tickets from £20 - £27.50 (plus booking fee)
July 8 MYSTERY JETS & Connan Mockasin / Tribes
July 10 NOAH & THE WHALE & Villagers
July 11 N-DUBZ - What Next Event
July 9 AIR & Olof Arnalds SOLD OUT
July 12 THE TEMPER TRAP & Middle East SOLD OUT
July 13 THE XX SOLD OUT
July 14 GIL SCOTT-HERON & Mayer Hawthorne SOLD OUT
July 16 CORINNE BAILEY RAE & Dan Sultan SOLD OUT
July 17 DIVINE COMEDY & Cathy Davey SOLD OUT
July 18 SOUL II SOUL SOLD OUT