See the next big thing first at futuretense, our free weekly gig featuring an eclectic line-up of international artists selected for being the best in up-and-coming talent.

Artists who have played at our free events early in their musical careers include Jamie Cullum, Kojey Radical, Lady Leshurr, Pumarosa and Poppy Ackroyd.

Once a month we partner with BBC Music Introducing to present an act that is hotly tipped by presenters across the country, and once every other month we partner with Tomorrow's Warriors to support the young talent coming from the jazz scene. We also support homegrown talent through our artist development scheme and partnerships.

futuretense was previously known as Friday Tonic.

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Sinead O’Brien, musical artist

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 25 Oct 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 25 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
Answer a call to arms from the Irish poet and performer, equal parts Mark E Smith and Patti Smith
Answer a call to arms from the Irish poet and performer, equal parts Mark E Smith and Patti Smith
JOSIN, musical artist

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 08 Nov 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 08 Nov 2019
gigs
Supple strings, textured vocals and digital excursions: the composer-producer is always experimenting
Supple strings, textured vocals and digital excursions: the composer-producer is always...
Animal Society, band

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 15 Nov 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 15 Nov 2019
gigs
Somewhere between Rage Against the Machine, Pat Metheny and EST, find this cutting-edge jazz band
Somewhere between Rage Against the Machine, Pat Metheny and EST, find this cutting-edge jazz band
Wu-Lu, musical artist

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 22 Nov 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 22 Nov 2019
gigs
After late nights spent delving into the wormhole of his own mind and guitar, the artist releases his second EP
After late nights spent delving into the wormhole of his own mind and guitar, the artist releases...
KiLLOWEN, musical artist

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 29 Nov 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 29 Nov 2019
gigs
The songwriter and producer smoothly fuses alternative hip-hop with jazz, R&B, soul and rock
The songwriter and producer smoothly fuses alternative hip-hop with jazz, R&B, soul and rock
Kyra

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 13 Dec 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 13 Dec 2019
gigs
Electronic R&B singer-songwriter Kyra is known for her eclectic sound
Electronic R&B singer-songwriter Kyra is known for her eclectic sound
Myele Manzanza, musician

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 20 Dec 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 20 Dec 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
The son of a Congolese master percussionist, Myele Manzanza grew up with hip-hop, jazz and dance music
The son of a Congolese master percussionist, Myele Manzanza grew up with hip-hop, jazz and dance...