gigs

Southbank Centre is proud to present a line-up of contemporary music and gigs that reflects our commitment to expand genre boundaries and showcase the best new sounds from across the globe.

From January – May 2019, the Royal Festival Hall is home to world and UK premieres including: James Lavelle’s UNKLE with the first ever live performance of their new album, The Road: Part One; the world-premiere of Ministry of Sound’s first ever fully produced classical music show The Annual Classical; and world-renowned singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef with the UK premiere of his new album Sounds of Mirrors.

A highlight of 2019’s contemporary music programme is the launch of Purcell Sessions: Erased Tapes X LCO - a year-long collaboration with globally-respected, London-based independent record label Erased Tapes, and one of the UK's most innovative ensembles, the London Contemporary Orchestra.

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Nest Collective Winter Festival, people at the Winter Festival

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Thu 20 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Thu 20 Dec 2018
Folk & World
Gigs
Take in the finest of folk and world music this Winter
Take in the finest of folk and world music this Winter

Free

Free

Various times
until 20 Dec 2018
Various times | until 20 Dec 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Meet friends for a drink accompanied by free music from up-and-coming DJs
Meet friends for a drink accompanied by free music from up-and-coming DJs
Photo of the singer-songerwriter Mochudi performer. The photo has been taken from behind.

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 21 Dec 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 21 Dec 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Feel the enchantment of Mochudi's soulful, bluesy vocal style and laidback beat
Feel the enchantment of Mochudi's soulful, bluesy vocal style and laidback beat
Jay Brown, producer and songwriter

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 21 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 21 Dec 2018
Gigs
Hear kaleidoscopic, intimate pop music from producer and songwriter Jay Brown's new project
Hear kaleidoscopic, intimate pop music from producer and songwriter Jay Brown's new project
Jack Stephenson-Oliver sat at a grand piano

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 28 Dec 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 28 Dec 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear favourite jazz standards and original music from the pianist and composer and his trio
Hear favourite jazz standards and original music from the pianist and composer and his trio
Piers James, rapper

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 28 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 28 Dec 2018
Gigs
Catch the charismatic rising British rapper performing live
Catch the charismatic rising British rapper performing live
Southbank Centre, views of the London Eye lit up by fireworks on New Year's Eve
7:00 pm
31 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | 31 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
Gigs
Party through the decades in one unforgettable night at Southbank Centre
Party through the decades in one unforgettable night at Southbank Centre
Friday Lunch: Threaded, folk group

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 04 Jan 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 04 Jan 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Folk Radio UK calls this soulful trio ‘An absolute joy to listen to’
Folk Radio UK calls this soulful trio ‘An absolute joy to listen to’
Tom Green, trombonist

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 04 Jan 2019
5:30 pm | Fri 04 Jan 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear contemporary chamber jazz tunes with rich harmony, propulsive grooves and memorable melodies
Hear contemporary chamber jazz tunes with rich harmony, propulsive grooves and memorable melodies
Marco Marconi, jazz pianist and composer

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 11 Jan 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 11 Jan 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Learn what smooth sounds like with the jazz pianist and his collaborators
Learn what smooth sounds like with the jazz pianist and his collaborators

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gigs highlights

31 Jan
Gigs
Electronic
Get a hearty serving of E.O.L. Soulfrito from a band curated by the house music icon
10 Feb
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear imaginative new interpretations of Gershwin’s popular classics
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blog: gigs

story
The remarkable career of the man bringing his reimagining of Gershwin to Southbank Centre
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Enjoy live music from artists including Louie Vega, James Lavelle’s UNKLE, Yann Tiersen and The Orb
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Enjoy a specially curated Spotify playlist of the acts playing here in 2019