Ólafur Arnalds presents: OPIA

In November, we welcome BAFTA-award winning composer Ólafur Arnalds as he takes over Southbank Centre for one night with his new OPIA festival. Celebrating friendship and collaboration through music, OPIA will feature performance from Arnalds alongside hand-picked artists including Grandbrothers, Rhye, Poppy Ackroyd, Högni & Ensemble, Hania Rani and Josin.

We caught up with Arnalds to discuss his vision for the festival, why it’s important to honour the community of music, and why the Southbank Centre is the perfect location for this inaugural OPIA.

Ólafur Arnalds presents: OPIA


My goal for OPIA is to create a safe space for artists to experiment with what they do

Ólafur Arnalds


Ólafur Arnalds’ OPIA takes place across Southbank Centre on Friday 8 November

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