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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: Andy Davies

Free

Free

1:00 pm
25 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019
1:00 pm | 25 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Don’t miss this free performance by Ronnie Scott’s All Stars legendary trumpeter and his quartet
Don’t miss this free performance by Ronnie Scott’s All Stars legendary trumpeter and his quartet
Ministry of Sound: Annual Classical 2019
7:30 pm
26 Jan 2019 - 26 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | 26 Jan 2019 - 26 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Get euphoric at a collision of classical and dance music from Ministry of Sound
Get euphoric at a collision of classical and dance music from Ministry of Sound
Little Louie Vega Project
8:00 pm
31 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
8:00 pm | 31 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
Gigs
Electronic
Get a hearty serving of E.O.L. Soulfrito from a band curated by the house music icon
Get a hearty serving of E.O.L. Soulfrito from a band curated by the house music icon
Tamas Teszary, drummer and vibraphone player

Free

Free

1:00 pm
1 Feb 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | 1 Feb 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
What in the world is nouveau-bop? Find out from the jazz vibraphonist and his quartet
What in the world is nouveau-bop? Find out from the jazz vibraphonist and his quartet
Jaywalkers, Americana band

Free

Free

1:00 pm
8 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | 8 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
The acoustic trio brings their inventive brand of Americana to Friday Lunch
The acoustic trio brings their inventive brand of Americana to Friday Lunch
7:30 pm
10 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 10 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear imaginative new interpretations of Gershwin’s popular classics
Hear imaginative new interpretations of Gershwin’s popular classics
Hanson String Theory, performing on stage
7:30 pm
15 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 15 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Sing along to pop favourites at a majestic symphonic performance from trio Hanson
Sing along to pop favourites at a majestic symphonic performance from trio Hanson
Yann Tiersen, musician and composer
Various times
19 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
Various times | 19 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
Gigs
Hear tender piano-led works from the composer and multi-instrumentalist behind the Amélie soundtrack
Hear tender piano-led works from the composer and multi-instrumentalist behind the Amélie...
Goran Bregovic
8:00 pm
1 Mar 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
8:00 pm | 1 Mar 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Find unity in sound as the Balkan composer brings together three musical traditions
Find unity in sound as the Balkan composer brings together three musical traditions
 Friday Lunch: Moostak Trio

Free

Free

1:00 pm
15 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
1:00 pm | 15 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear the jazz trio react to each other with moods and textures to open up a wealth of possibilities
Hear the jazz trio react to each other with moods and textures to open up a wealth of possibilities

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Yann Tiersen

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Yann Tiersen, musician and composer
19 Feb - 20 Feb
Gigs
Hear tender piano-led works from the composer and multi-instrumentalist behind the Amélie soundtrack
1 Mar
Gigs
Folk & World
Find unity in sound as the Balkan composer brings together three musical traditions
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