gigs & contemporary music

Get your music fix at the iconic Royal Festival Hall. Our contemporary music programme spans rock, pop, electronic, folk, world, jazz, blues, urban and much more. Whether it’s our dedicated music festival Meltdown, or our free Friday Lunch and evening Friday Tonic performances, not to mention all the gigs featured in our festivals throughout the year, there’s something to entertain all ears and tastes.

Book yourself a night out from the list below.

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7 Jul
Gigs
Electronic

See South London-based musician Klein, an artist whose neoteric vision has seen her quickly become one of the UK’s most intriguing and unpinnable...

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8 Jul
Gigs
Jazz & Blues

As part of the New Music Biennial weekend concert series hear Mercury Prize-nominated Manchester-based acoustic-electronica trio GoGo Penguin...

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28 Jun 2017

Young performers at Lambeth Musitrax

Free

Gigs
Folk & World
1:15 pm, 28 Jun 2017
Hear young musicians from Lambeth in this band performance

30 Jun 2017

Photo of Whisper Anthem, who perform in Southbank Centre's Friday Lunch series

Free

Gigs
1:00 pm, 30 Jun 2017
Hear Daniel Tissingh, aka Whisper Anthem, perform a free lunchtime gig
Photo of Tell Tale Tusk, who perform at Southbank Centre's Friday Tonic

Free

Gigs
Folk & World
Various times, 30 Jun 2017
Journey through far-reaching folk traditions and jazz with Tell Tale Tusk

1 Jul 2017

Nordic choirs perform

Free

Classical music
Choral
Various times, 1 Jul 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
Hear choirs from across the Nordic region at Chorus festival
Gigs
Folk & World
1:30 pm, 1 Jul 2017
Join the unique Huutajat Screaming Men’s Choir in this workshop for Chorus
Finnish choir Huutajat

Free

Gigs
Folk & World
5:30 pm, 1 Jul 2017
Watch the results of the Screaming Voices workshop with Finnish choir Huutajat
Choral performance

Free

Classical music
Choral
Various times, 1 Jul 2017
Join us for an evening of choirs taking to the stage at Chorus festival
Gigs
Electronic
Various times, 1 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
Adventure into the unseen in this new multi-sensory experience

2 Jul 2017

Nordic choirs perform

Free

Classical music
Choral
Various times, 1 Jul 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
Hear choirs from across the Nordic region at Chorus festival
Gigs
Folk & World
2:00 pm, 2 Jul 2017
Dive into vocal repertoire with Egyptian/German singer and composer Merit Ariane Stephanos
 Middle Eastern Song with Merit Ariane

Free

Classical music
Choral
5:00 pm, 2 Jul 2017
Gigs
Electronic
Various times, 1 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
Adventure into the unseen in this new multi-sensory experience

3 Jul 2017

Gigs
Children & Young people
7:00 pm, 3 Jul 2017
A planetary tale of the moon, sun and the planets for Southwark children

4 Jul 2017

Gigs
Electronic
Various times, 1 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
Adventure into the unseen in this new multi-sensory experience

5 Jul 2017

Gigs
Electronic
Various times, 1 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
Adventure into the unseen in this new multi-sensory experience

6 Jul 2017

Gigs
Electronic
Various times, 1 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
Adventure into the unseen in this new multi-sensory experience

7 Jul 2017

Free

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
5:30 pm, 7 Jul 2017
Hear a concerto performed by Southbank Sinfonia and a beatboxer ensemble
Daniel Elms

Free

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
6:30 pm, 7 Jul 2017
Hear chamber music that emulates the sounds of a tremulous sea

Free

Gigs
Electronic
8:00 pm, 7 Jul 2017
Warm up with some amazing electronic music before Darkstar’s new commission
Gigs
Electronic
Various times, 1 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
Adventure into the unseen in this new multi-sensory experience

Free

Gigs
Electronic
9:00 pm, 7 Jul 2017
Hear the landscape and community of Hull reflected in a new piece by Darkstar

Free

Gigs
Electronic
10:00 pm, 7 Jul 2017
See a special one-off show from London-based electronic music duo Darkstar

8 Jul 2017

Free

Classical music
Orchestra
12:00 pm, 8 Jul 2017
Explore themes of slavery and freedom in a piece combining spirituals with contemporary classical
Musicians playing

Free

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
3:00 pm, 8 Jul 2017
Hear composer Gavin Bryars’ piece inspired by the strange landscape of Holderness/Spurn Head
 Hullucination, A man in a low-lit room looking at a photo slide

Free

Gigs
Folk & World
4:00 pm, 8 Jul 2017
Discover a rich history of vernacular folk song with Mercury Prize-nominated Sam Lee