Thanks to the introduction and expansion of the Night Tube there’s never been a better time to enjoy London later. And now you can enjoy your favourite arts and culture venue beyond the midnight hour too, as we introduce our new regular club night programme, Concrete Lates.
Southbank Centre’s first venture into the early hours in our history - Concrete Lates is a new monthly club night, housed in our iconic brutalist venues. Featuring cutting-edge electronic music from a blend of new artists and established names, with a particular focus on female talent, this regular club night will be the latest spot (in every sense) to get your live music fix on the South Bank.
Taking up residency in our newly refurbished and specially reconfigured Queen Elizabeth Hall foyers, overlooking the Thames, Concrete Lates begins on Friday 13 April with a night if international techno, inspired by the current Andreas Gursky retrospective taking place at its next-door neighbour, Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery.
Produced in collaboration with Boiler Room and inspired by Gursky’s love of the genre, this inaugural night will feature sets from rising female techno stars Pan Daijing and JASSS, and a live performance from Bristol-based duo Giant Swan. And to cement the Gursky tie-in there’ll also be one-off late-night entry into the Hayward Gallery (until 1am), where a newly commissioned ambient mix by Pan Daijing accompanies the artwork on display.
A fortnight later, on Friday 27 April, acclaimed experimental composer and turntablist Shiva Feshareki, who reimagines music and sounds through warped, vinyl-only turntable manipulation, presents New Forms, an evening reimagining existing works by pioneering electronic composers. Feshareki will be joined by electronic artists M.E.S.H, Coby Sey and E.M.M.A; each reinterpreting musical works by the electronic composers that have influenced them.
Further programming will be announced in due course, including a special Concrete Lates as part of Robert Smith’s Meltdown festival in June. With affordable pricing designed to make the nights as accessible as possible, the first tickets go on sale to Southbank Centre members today, Monday 19 March and on general sale on Wednesday 21 March.