gigs

From the cool bossa nova of Bebel Gilberto to the majestic indie of Tindersticks, Southbank Centre is proud to present a line-up of contemporary music and gigs that reflects our commitment to expanding genre boundaries and showcasing sensational sounds from across the globe.

Join us every Friday at 6pm for futuretense, a line-up of free weekly gigs featuring an eclectic mix of the most talented up-and-coming artists.

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Poet performing on stage
7:45 pm
Thu 16 Jul 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 16 Jul 2020
gigs
literature & poetry
Headlining our monthly poetry and music evening, poet Caroline Bird reads from her latest collection
Headlining our monthly poetry and music evening, poet Caroline Bird reads from her latest collection
Warm Digits, musical group
7:45 pm
Thu 17 Sep 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 17 Sep 2020
gigs
electronic
Do you dream of Can playing with the Chemical Brothers in an exploding fireworks factory?
Do you dream of Can playing with the Chemical Brothers in an exploding fireworks factory?
Laima Leyton, musician

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 18 Sep 2020
6:00 pm | Fri 18 Sep 2020
gigs
electronic
The Brazilian producer releases debut album Home: a synth-pop study of the domestic vs the creative
The Brazilian producer releases debut album Home: a synth-pop study of the domestic vs the creative
Black Midi, rock band
7:30 pm
Sat 19 Sep 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 19 Sep 2020
gigs
rock & alternative
Strap yourself in for the experimental sound of the maverick four-piece
Strap yourself in for the experimental sound of the maverick four-piece
And So I Watch You From Afar, band
7:30 pm
Sun 20 Sep 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 20 Sep 2020
gigs
rock & alternative
Jettison is the punk-come-art rockers’ most ambitious project to date
Jettison is the punk-come-art rockers’ most ambitious project to date
Fernando Otero, pianist
7:45 pm
Fri 25 Sep 2020
7:45 pm | Fri 25 Sep 2020
classical music
gigs
Drawing on Argentina’s rich musical history, the composer and pianist performs with special guests
Drawing on Argentina’s rich musical history, the composer and pianist performs with special guests
The Wanwrights
7:30 pm
Mon 28 Sep 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 28 Sep 2020
gigs
folk & world
Close harmony: join Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche for a musical evening
Close harmony: join Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche for a musical...
MEW, band
7:30 pm
Fri 02 Oct 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 02 Oct 2020
gigs
rock & alternative
The Danish art-rock band mark the 15th anniversary of their towering, otherworldly fourth album
The Danish art-rock band mark the 15th anniversary of their towering, otherworldly fourth album
Weval, musicians
10:30 pm
2 Oct 2020 - 3 Oct 2020
10:30 pm | 2 Oct 2020 - 3 Oct 2020
gigs
electronic
Duo Weval light up the dancefloor with their own brand of playful, catchy electronic music
Duo Weval light up the dancefloor with their own brand of playful, catchy electronic music
Midori Takada, composer
7:30 pm
Sun 11 Oct 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 11 Oct 2020
gigs
electronic
Contemplate time, place and the impermanence of being at a live music and cinema experience
Contemplate time, place and the impermanence of being at a live music and cinema experience
Beverley Craven, singer-songwriter
7:45 pm
Sun 11 Oct 2020
7:45 pm | Sun 11 Oct 2020
gigs
rock & alternative
The singer-songwriter behind 1991 heartbreak ballad ‘Promise Me’ bares her soul and music onstage
The singer-songwriter behind 1991 heartbreak ballad ‘Promise Me’ bares her soul and music...
7:30 pm
Wed 14 Oct 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 14 Oct 2020
gigs
electronic
Under the moniker U.S. Girls, Meg Remy has become a staple name in experimental pop over the past decade
Under the moniker U.S. Girls, Meg Remy has become a staple name in experimental pop over the past...
Haiku Salut, Instrumental Trio
7:45 pm
Fri 16 Oct 2020
7:45 pm | Fri 16 Oct 2020
gigs
folk & world
The trio of multi-instrumentalists conjures dream-pop with an edge of electronica
The trio of multi-instrumentalists conjures dream-pop with an edge of electronica
Daedelus, record producer
7:45 pm
Sat 17 Oct 2020
7:45 pm | Sat 17 Oct 2020
gigs
folk & world
The LA-based sonic explorer and experimenter debuts his new live audiovisual show in London
The LA-based sonic explorer and experimenter debuts his new live audiovisual show in London
Belle Chen, pianist
7:45 pm
Mon 19 Oct 2020
7:45 pm | Mon 19 Oct 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Unbound by tradition, the pianist evokes locations from around the world in an immersive performance
Unbound by tradition, the pianist evokes locations from around the world in an immersive performance
Joep Beving, composer
7:30 pm
Tue 20 Oct 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 20 Oct 2020
gigs
folk & world
With his contemplative piano music, the composer and musician can reach the depths of any heart
With his contemplative piano music, the composer and musician can reach the depths of any heart
Tanya Tucker, singer-songwriter
7:30 pm
Sun 01 Nov 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 01 Nov 2020
gigs
folk & world
The original female country outlaw has a career spanning nearly 50 years
The original female country outlaw has a career spanning nearly 50 years
Bebel Gilberto, singer
7:30 pm
Tue 03 Nov 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 03 Nov 2020
gigs
folk & world
Sultry beats, electronic bossa nova and organic rhythms: it’s the Brazilian singer-songwriter
Sultry beats, electronic bossa nova and organic rhythms: it’s the Brazilian singer-songwriter
Keaton Henson, musician
Various times
5 Nov 2020 - 6 Nov 2020
Various times | 5 Nov 2020 - 6 Nov 2020
gigs
electronic
The composer presents an evening of works including his most involved project to date: Six Lethargies
The composer presents an evening of works including his most involved project to date: Six...
Abel Selaocoe, cello
7:30 pm
Tue 17 Nov 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 17 Nov 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
South African cellist Abel Selaocoe and the BBC Concert Orchestra perform at London Jazz Festival
South African cellist Abel Selaocoe and the BBC Concert Orchestra perform at London Jazz Festival

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