Come July, this extraordinary open air venue will be the setting for a truly exciting and eclectic array of musical talent. Australian musical cabaret superstar Tim Minchin will kick off proceedings with a bang on July 7, paving the way for 11 nights of truly diverse programming; ranging from the slinky urban soul of Jill Scott to the chart smashing pop of dubstep breakthrough Katy B; from returning indie rock juggernauts The Enemy and The Temper Trap to the darker, more dramatic palettes of Anna Calvi and Paloma Faith.
In addition, M83, fresh from the critical acclaim of their new album “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming” also play a much anticipated show, as do Tindersticks, renowned purveyors of finely wrought melancholia, and a night devoted entirely to Afrobeats, the vibrant and hugely thrilling strain of politically infused music started in Nigeria by Fela Kuti, but which now sees its influence spreading everywhere from indie music to electronica. All in all, this is undoubtedly Summer Series’ most varied and invigorating lineup yet, and promises to make this the most special installment to date.
For priority booking for Summer Series 2012 and to be kept informed about events at Somerset House please sign-up here: www.somersethouse.org.uk/music.
The full line-up
TIM MINCHIN .KATY B ,JILL SCOTT , THE TEMPER TRAP, ANNA CALVI,
THE ENEMY, DJ ABRANTEE presents AFROBEATS featuring Olu
Maintain, Capo Snoop, Atumpan, May7ven and Vibe Squad ,
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 27th April Tickets from £22.50 – £35.00 (plus booking fee) available online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.somersethouse.org.uk
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