gigs

From the cool bossa nova of Bebel Gilberto to the majestic indie of Tindersticks, Southbank Centre is proud to present a line-up of contemporary music and gigs that reflects our commitment to expanding genre boundaries and showcasing sensational sounds from across the globe.

Join us every Friday at 6pm for futuretense, a line-up of free weekly gigs featuring an eclectic mix of the most talented up-and-coming artists.

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Dinosaur, jazz group
7:30 pm
Thu 28 May 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 28 May 2020
gigs
jazz & blues
In a stripped-back, acoustic performance, the British jazz supergroup present their third album
In a stripped-back, acoustic performance, the British jazz supergroup present their third album
Chris Botti, trumpeter
7:30 pm
Sat 30 May 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 30 May 2020
gigs
jazz & blues
To the New York Times, his playing evokes ‘sunsets and half-moons and low-wattage incandescence'
To the New York Times, his playing evokes ‘sunsets and half-moons and low-wattage...
Pianist on stage

Free

Free

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...
Randy Newman, singer-songwriter
8:00 pm
Sun 07 Jun 2020
8:00 pm | Sun 07 Jun 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
The singer and film composer counts the Toy Story theme and a biting satire on Putin among his hits
The singer and film composer counts the Toy Story theme and a biting satire on Putin among his hits
Poet performing on stage
7:45 pm
Wed 10 Jun 2020
7:45 pm | Wed 10 Jun 2020
gigs
literature & poetry
Settle in for an evening of live music and poetry, headlined by Fiona Benson and Wayne Holloway-Smith
Settle in for an evening of live music and poetry, headlined by Fiona Benson and Wayne...
Poet performing on stage
7:45 pm
Thu 16 Jul 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 16 Jul 2020
gigs
literature & poetry
Headlining our monthly poetry and music evening, poet Caroline Bird reads from her latest collection
Headlining our monthly poetry and music evening, poet Caroline Bird reads from her latest collection
Warm Digits, musical group
7:45 pm
Thu 17 Sep 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 17 Sep 2020
gigs
electronic
Do you dream of Can playing with the Chemical Brothers in an exploding fireworks factory?
Do you dream of Can playing with the Chemical Brothers in an exploding fireworks factory?
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
Black Midi, rock band
7:30 pm
Sat 19 Sep 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 19 Sep 2020
gigs
rock & alternative
Strap yourself in for the experimental sound of the maverick four-piece
Strap yourself in for the experimental sound of the maverick four-piece
Sold out
And So I Watch You From Afar, band
7:30 pm
Sun 20 Sep 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 20 Sep 2020
gigs
rock & alternative
Jettison is the punk-come-art rockers’ most ambitious project to date
Jettison is the punk-come-art rockers’ most ambitious project to date

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Our Head of Contemporary Music shares new sounds, exclusive performances and old favourites.
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Enjoy a 21 track Spotify playlist curated by our head of Contemporary Music, Bengi Unsal.
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Listen to some of the best up and coming artists with our music programmer, Lexy Morvaridi’s playlist