rock & alternative


Part of Nile Rodgers' Meltdown

Surrender to the ravishing voice of the rising pop star behind enchanting and emotionally charged debut album You Will Not Die.

Born 30 years ago in Alice, a small town on the eastern Cape of South Africa, Nakhane has a devastatingly beautiful voice and plenty to express with it.

You Will Not Die excavates his religious upbringing, his need to renounce Christianity after feeling that it was incompatible with his queerness, and his periods of depression and anxiety.

But there’s also love, joy and self-acceptance, not least on the title track, in which Nakhane realises that despite the traumatic events he’s been through, he’ll survive.

You Will Not Die sees Nakhane balance beauty and pain throughout its 11 tracks, whether it’s the airy fragility of piano ballad ‘You Will Not Die’, the spiritual languor of ‘Presbyteria’ or the oppressive yet magically atmospheric ‘The Dead’.

a real star in the making
The Guardian
Nakhane makes the dancefloor a place of tenderness
a visceral, soul-opening search for solace and self
The Quietus

Dates & times

9 Aug 2019
Approximate run time: 165 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Purcell Room


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 14+. Under-18s should be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets go on sale to Southbank Centre Members at 10am, Wednesday 12 June, and on general sale at 10am, Friday 14 June.

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.

We Dance Again (Almost Acapella) by NAKHANE.