futuretense: GBNGA + Lemzi
Relish the mellow sounds of two UK rap artists, GBNGA and Lemzi, in this free gig.
futuretense is all about showcasing the best new British and international music, giving you the chance to discover artists on the up, and find your next musical obsession.
It’s free, and happens twice a month in our Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer.
GBNGA hails from Tottenham, and his music combines a breezy vibe with influences from grime and garage. His smooth, introspective flow and honest lyrics provide a glimpse into the artist’s daily experiences and the lives of those around you. GBNGA has a keen eye for visuals too – as seen on the single ‘Sleep’, which he made in his bedroom during lockdown.
Lemzi describes himself as ‘a soul artist who raps’, and on his latest project, Outliers, his tracks flick between upbeat party-ready tunes, mellower moods and intricate, lyrical social commentary. Lemzi has performed across London and internationally, and each show is a one-off. Lemzi is also the lead artist and part of the founding team of leading music-based mindfulness app Spoke.
Dates & times
Thu 20 Jul, 6pm
- Standard entryFree
Everyone needs the arts. We need you.
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Our address is: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. The nearest tube and train stations within 5-7 minutes walk are Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines) and Embankment (District & Circle lines). There are also lots of bus routes with stops 2-5 minutes from our venues. For more information on getting here by road, rail or river.
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An accessible toilet is located in the foyer.
A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.
The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. The key for this room is available from the Welcome Hub on Level 2, Royal Festival Hall. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.
The Queen Elizabeth Hall cloakroom is closed. You won’t be able to bring any bags over 40 x 25 x 25cm into the Queen Elizabeth Hall, so please leave large bags at home.
Please note that we're unable to accept cash payments across our site.
For step-free access from the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road off Belvedere Road to the Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium seating (excluding rows A to C) and wheelchair spaces in the Rear Stalls, plus Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer and the Purcell Room, please use the Queen Elizabeth Hall main entrance.
To reach this entrance, enter the Royal Festival Hall via the Southbank Centre Square Doors. Take the JCB Glass Lift to Level 2 and exit to the Riverside Terrace. Turn right to find the Queen Elizabeth Hall main entrance.
You can also use the external lift near the Artists' Entrance on Southbank Centre Square to reach Mandela Walk, Level 2.
For access to the Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium seating rows A to C and wheelchair spaces in the Front Stalls, please enter via the Artists' Entrance in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road (Level 1).
Talk to a member of staff at the auditorium entrance if you have a disability that means you can’t queue, or you need extra time to take your seat. They can arrange priority entry for you as soon as the doors open.