See the next big thing first at futuretense, our free weekly gig featuring an eclectic line-up of international artists selected for being the best in up-and-coming talent.

Artists who have played at our free events early in their musical careers include Jamie Cullum, Kojey Radical, Lady Leshurr, Pumarosa and Poppy Ackroyd.

Once a month we partner with BBC Music Introducing to present an act that is hotly tipped by presenters across the country, and once every other month we partner with Tomorrow's Warriors to support the young talent coming from the jazz scene. We also support homegrown talent through our artist development scheme and partnerships.

futuretense was previously known as Friday Tonic.

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6:00 pm
Fri 05 Jun 2020
6:00 pm | Fri 05 Jun 2020
gigs
jazz & blues
They’ve opened for Herbie Hancock, and now these young jazz musicians invite you to a free Friday gig
They’ve opened for Herbie Hancock, and now these young jazz musicians invite you to a free Friday...
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