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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5:30 pm
Fri 22 Mar 2019
5:30 pm | Fri 22 Mar 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Be entertained by ‘one of the most exciting players emerging on the UK jazz scene’ (JazzWise)
Be entertained by ‘one of the most exciting players emerging on the UK jazz scene’ (JazzWise)
Bedouine , Armenian singer -songwriter Azniv Korkejian
7:45 pm
Fri 22 Mar 2019
7:45 pm | Fri 22 Mar 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Bedouine brings her mesmerising voice and magical SoCal canyon folk sound to Southbank Centre
Bedouine brings her mesmerising voice and magical SoCal canyon folk sound to Southbank Centre
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Mahbanoo Ensemble
7:45 pm
Sun 24 Mar 2019
7:45 pm | Sun 24 Mar 2019
Gigs
Mark the ancient Persian New Year, Norooz, with singer Sara Hamidi and Mahbanoo Ensemble
Mark the ancient Persian New Year, Norooz, with singer Sara Hamidi and Mahbanoo Ensemble
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
Pi Ja Ma, musical artist

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 29 Mar 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 29 Mar 2019
Gigs
Electronic
The electro-pop artist brings nostalgic vocals and bewitching musical landscapes to Friday Tonic
The electro-pop artist brings nostalgic vocals and bewitching musical landscapes to Friday Tonic
Bill Laurance, musician
7:30 pm
Fri 29 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 29 Mar 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Immerse yourself in the hypnotic sound-world of the keyboardist and founding member of Snarky Puppy
Immerse yourself in the hypnotic sound-world of the keyboardist and founding member of Snarky Puppy
7:45 pm
Fri 29 Mar 2019
7:45 pm | Fri 29 Mar 2019
Gigs
The Spanish composer and pianist performs restless and poignant pieces from debut album Alone
The Spanish composer and pianist performs restless and poignant pieces from debut album Alone
Fatima Al Qadiri, musician
10:30 pm
Fri 29 Mar 2019
10:30 pm | Fri 29 Mar 2019
Gigs
Electronic
Stimulate your senses with boundary-breaking electronic music from Re-Textured Festival
Stimulate your senses with boundary-breaking electronic music from Re-Textured Festival
The Orb, electronic music duo
7:30 pm
Sat 30 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 30 Mar 2019
Gigs
Electronic
Celebrate the ambient duo’s 30-year anniversary with a set of greatest hits and new music
Celebrate the ambient duo’s 30-year anniversary with a set of greatest hits and new music
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...
Leifur James
7:45 pm
Sat 30 Mar 2019
7:45 pm | Sat 30 Mar 2019
Gigs
Electronic
The multi-instrumentalist presents his debut album, rich with analogue synths and warm acoustics
The multi-instrumentalist presents his debut album, rich with analogue synths and warm acoustics
Alice Merida Richards of Virginia Wing
7:30 pm
Tue 02 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 02 Apr 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Hear dreamy, avant-garde synth-pop from the duo’s acclaimed latest album Ecstatic Arrow
Hear dreamy, avant-garde synth-pop from the duo’s acclaimed latest album Ecstatic Arrow
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
BABii, musicial artist

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 05 Apr 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 05 Apr 2019
Gigs
Electronic
The emerging Margate-based electronic artist performs from her debut album, HiiDE
The emerging Margate-based electronic artist performs from her debut album, HiiDE
Kelly Moran, composer and pianist
7:45 pm
Fri 05 Apr 2019
7:45 pm | Fri 05 Apr 2019
Gigs
Electronic
Sail with the experimental composer and pianist into uncharted musical waters
Sail with the experimental composer and pianist into uncharted musical waters
Rosie Adediran, musician

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Tue 09 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | Tue 09 Apr 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Warm up your pipes or shake a leg at a show of folk, world and original tunes for all ages
Warm up your pipes or shake a leg at a show of folk, world and original tunes for all ages
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
Mellow Baku, singer

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Thu 11 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | Thu 11 Apr 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Mellow by name, mellow by nature: the vocalist captivates with jazz grooves and soulful reggae
Mellow by name, mellow by nature: the vocalist captivates with jazz grooves and soulful reggae
Captain Avery & the Cosmic Triceratops of Intergalactic Peace

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 12 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 12 Apr 2019
Rock & Pop
Gigs
A band of space aliens spread peace with their cosmic music in a free Friday Lunch performance
A band of space aliens spread peace with their cosmic music in a free Friday Lunch performance
Ill Considered, band
7:45 pm
Fri 12 Apr 2019
7:45 pm | Fri 12 Apr 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear vital jazz created in the moment, reacting to the mood of the audience and the sonics of the room
Hear vital jazz created in the moment, reacting to the mood of the audience and the sonics of the...

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Gigs
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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