gigs

This spring and summer, Southbank Centre presents a line-up of pioneering musical minds from across the globe.  

In May, the Royal Festival Hall plays host to the world premiere of Actress x Stockhausen Sin {x} II - the latest large-scale work from British contemporary electronic artist Actress (Darren J. Cunningham), and his Artificial Intelligence recording and performance group, Young Paint. 

Founder of iconic label Mo’Wax, James Lavelle returns to Southbank Centre with an Easter weekend takeover, featuring a special performance from UNKLE and an exclusive Concrete Lates, headlined and curated by the trip-hop pioneer himself.

Hailed as one of the 20th century’s undisputed masters of the sarod, Amjad Ali Khan and sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash present an evening of new and timeless Indian classical music interpretations.

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Nick Costley-White trio

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 29 Mar 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 29 Mar 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Bring laid-back swing and acoustic jazz to your Friday lunch-time
Bring laid-back swing and acoustic jazz to your Friday lunch-time
Stewart Copeland Lights Up the Orchestra
7:30 pm
Sat 30 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 30 Mar 2019
Gigs
Contemporary Classical
From The Police to Hollywood: A high-impact orchestral review of Stewart Copeland’s legendary career
From The Police to Hollywood: A high-impact orchestral review of Stewart Copeland’s legendary...
Alex Hitchcock Quintet

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 05 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 05 Apr 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Pack your lunch-break with adventurous melodies and virtuosic improvisation
Pack your lunch-break with adventurous melodies and virtuosic improvisation
A still from Shiraz: a Romance of India (1928)
7:30 pm
Tue 09 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 09 Apr 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Journey to India at a screening of an epic silent film with live score by sitarist Anoushka Shankar
Journey to India at a screening of an epic silent film with live score by sitarist Anoushka Shankar
7:30 pm
Thu 18 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 18 Apr 2019
Gigs
Witness a live performance by the critically acclaimed American indie-alternative band
Witness a live performance by the critically acclaimed American indie-alternative band
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Illustration for a James Lavelle event showing a paint-splattered horse in a room
7:30 pm
Fri 19 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 19 Apr 2019
Gigs
Electronic
Be among the first to hear the outfit’s new material live at a sensational show with special guests
Be among the first to hear the outfit’s new material live at a sensational show with special...
Maria Chiara Argirò, musician

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 26 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 26 Apr 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Jazz improvisation, electronic beats and alternative rock from the drum and piano duo
Jazz improvisation, electronic beats and alternative rock from the drum and piano duo
Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan, sarod player
7:30 pm
Tue 30 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 30 Apr 2019
Gigs
Be captivated by the resonant sound of the sarod, played by two generations of masters
Be captivated by the resonant sound of the sarod, played by two generations of masters
Sergio Mendes sat at the piano
7:30 pm
Sun 05 May 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 05 May 2019
Gigs
Be transported to Brazil by a legend of the bossa nova revolution of the 1960s
Be transported to Brazil by a legend of the bossa nova revolution of the 1960s
Nina Harries, musician

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 10 May 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 10 May 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Hear the unexpected from the folk-punk double bassist and vocalist
Hear the unexpected from the folk-punk double bassist and vocalist

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Rock & Pop
Hear dreamy, avant-garde synth-pop from the duo’s acclaimed latest album Ecstatic Arrow
9 Apr
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Journey to India at a screening of an epic silent film with live score by sitarist Anoushka Shankar
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