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Southbank Centre is proud to present a line-up of contemporary music and gigs that reflects our commitment to expand genre boundaries and showcase the best new sounds from across the globe.

From January – May 2019, the Royal Festival Hall is home to world and UK premieres including: James Lavelle’s UNKLE with the first ever live performance of their new album, The Road: Part One; the world-premiere of Ministry of Sound’s first ever fully produced classical music show The Annual Classical; and world-renowned singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef with the UK premiere of his new album Sounds of Mirrors.

A highlight of 2019’s contemporary music programme is the launch of Purcell Sessions: Erased Tapes X LCO - a year-long collaboration with globally-respected, London-based independent record label Erased Tapes, and one of the UK's most innovative ensembles, the London Contemporary Orchestra.

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Friday Lunch: Granny's Attic, folk group

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 14 Dec 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 14 Dec 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
This lively trio shake the mothballs out of traditional English folk
This lively trio shake the mothballs out of traditional English folk
Friday Tonic: The Balkanoes, music group

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 14 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 14 Dec 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Try a Balkan goulash of brass and soul with a pinch of klezmer
Try a Balkan goulash of brass and soul with a pinch of klezmer
Musicians playing in an orchestra

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Sun 16 Dec 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 16 Dec 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Kick start your festive celebrations with the extraordinary young musical talent of Tomorrow's Warriors
Kick start your festive celebrations with the extraordinary young musical talent of Tomorrow's...

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Mon 17 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Mon 17 Dec 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Getting home means something different in the winter chill
Getting home means something different in the winter chill
Nest Collective Winter Festival, people at the Winter Festival

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Thu 20 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Thu 20 Dec 2018
Folk & World
Gigs
Take in the finest of folk and world music this Winter
Take in the finest of folk and world music this Winter

Free

Free

Various times
until 20 Dec 2018
Various times | until 20 Dec 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Meet friends for a drink accompanied by free music from up-and-coming DJs
Meet friends for a drink accompanied by free music from up-and-coming DJs
Photo of the singer-songerwriter Mochudi performer. The photo has been taken from behind.

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 21 Dec 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 21 Dec 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Feel the enchantment of Mochudi's soulful, bluesy vocal style and laidback beat
Feel the enchantment of Mochudi's soulful, bluesy vocal style and laidback beat
Jay Brown, producer and songwriter

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 21 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 21 Dec 2018
Gigs
Hear kaleidoscopic, intimate pop music from producer and songwriter Jay Brown's new project
Hear kaleidoscopic, intimate pop music from producer and songwriter Jay Brown's new project
Jack Stephenson-Oliver sat at a grand piano

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 28 Dec 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 28 Dec 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear favourite jazz standards and original music from the pianist and composer and his trio
Hear favourite jazz standards and original music from the pianist and composer and his trio
Piers James, rapper

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 28 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 28 Dec 2018
Gigs
Catch the charismatic rising British rapper performing live
Catch the charismatic rising British rapper performing live

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gigs highlights

31 Jan
Gigs
Electronic
Get a hearty serving of E.O.L. Soulfrito from a band curated by the house music icon
10 Feb
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear imaginative new interpretations of Gershwin’s popular classics
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blog: gigs

story
Enjoy live music from artists including Louie Vega, James Lavelle’s UNKLE, Yann Tiersen and The Orb
story
Enjoy a specially curated Spotify playlist of the acts playing here in 2019
podcast
Listen to the fifth episode of our podcast series as we focus on all things jazz