rock & alternative

A Celebration of Talk Talk and Mark Hollis

The great musical innovators and influencers are honoured in a performance featuring musicians who worked with the band in conjunction with The Spirit of Talk Talk project.

From infectious pop that took the 1980s charts by storm to masterfully crafted ambient and introspective songwriting, Talk Talk constantly transcended expectations to forge a world of their own.

Following the death of lead singer and chief songwriter Mark Hollis earlier this year, Southbank Centre in partnership with Eat Your Own Ears have curated a line-up of musicians and singers to perform in tribute.

Hear songs from across Talk Talk’s eclectic catalogue, including synth-pop albums The Party's Over, It’s My Life and The Colour of Spring, and the whispering, delicate sounds of their groundbreaking final records Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock.

The Spirit of Talk Talk band features
Simon Brenner
Martin Ditcham
Rupert Black
Jeep Hook
John Mckenzie
Phil Ramocon
Ian Curnow
David Rhodes
Johnny Turnbull

Dates & times

26 Nov 2019
Approximate run time: 150 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Royal Festival Hall


£25 - £40
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£25, £30, £40


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need to know

Tickets go on sale to Southbank Centre Members at 10am, Thursday 1 August, and on general sale at 10am, Friday 2 August.

Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.