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Orii Presents: Weekender

Fri 23 & Sat 24 Feb 2024, 7pm
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
From £15
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People playing various instruments surrounded by a crowd.
Fabrice Bourgelle

Embrace the soul and spark of community with intimate performances and jam sessions from the innovative music collective.

Headliners on both days are supported by the Orii Community live band and DJ Limi. Benji Appiah and Blue Lab Beats headline on Friday with special guests Hillarynx and NuAloe, while Amy Gadiaga, Doom Cannon, Lizzie Berchie and Zamar headline Saturday’s event with special guests Queen Kaloum and Nayana AB.

Inspired by the Yoruba concept of Orii, which the group describes as the spark of collective consciousness or a shared soul, Orii brings musicians together to create and enjoy music in a collaborative setting.

In these concerts, experience music-making alchemy in uplifting sessions that bring together Orii regulars and special guests.

And for the full Orii experience, we wrap up with a curated, spiritual jam session, giving you the chance to tap into the community-created heart and soul of the collective.

Set up to offer a welcoming space for all to take part and explore music, the community’s become a mainstay of the London creative scene, with weekly jam sessions in Hackney welcoming new and seasoned artists alike.

Need to know

Fri 23 Feb: Fri 23 Feb: Mar!k, Hillarynx, NuAloe, Limi, Benji Appiah, Blue Lab Beats, Tjoe Man Cheung, Sunshine, Asaph Kolakale, Jaz Lee, Neue Grafik
Sat 24 Feb: Max McKenzie, Queen Kaltoum, Nayana AB, Limi, Amy Gadiaga, Doom Cannon, Lizzie Berchie, Zamar, Entek CJ Walker, Tjoe Man Cheung, Sunshine, Asaph Kolakale, Jaz Lee, Neue Grafik

Dates & times

Fri 23 & Sat 24 Feb 2024, 7pm

Approximate run time: 3 hours 30 mins.
Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.


  • Standard entryFrom £15*
  • Concessions25%**

* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

Book as early as you can to ensure the best choice of tickets. Ticket prices may be adjusted without notice to reflect demand.

** Limited availability. Read about concessions.

Tickets can only be sold through the Southbank Centre and our authorised agents, and can't be resold. You can return your tickets to the Southbank Centre for a credit voucher up to 48 hours before the event. Tickets resold on any third-party platforms will become invalid.

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Purcell Room

Our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. 

Check here for our current guidance

Open 90 minutes before an event until the end of the event. Closed at all other times.

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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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Pre-booking online is recommended. Check our website on the day for returns. There’s no need to print your e-ticket – just show your phone to our Visitor Assistants on entry.

Some free events don't require a ticket. Found an event labelled FREE on our website with no way to book? Simply turn up on the day.

If you don't receive your e-ticket

Your e-ticket will be sent to you seven days before the event date from [email protected]. If you don't receive your e-ticket, and it's not in your junk or spam folder, please get in touch. 

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More information

Find out all you need to know about tickets, including concessions, group bookings, returns, credit vouchers and more, via the link below.

Frequently asked questions

Get an overview of the seating layout of the Purcell Room by downloading our seating plan.

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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 phone outside the Changing Places toilet will connect you with a member of staff, who can provide you with the key. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.


The Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room cloakroom is closed. You won’t be able to bring any bags over 40 x 25 x 25cm into the venues, so please leave large bags at home.

We're cash-free

Please note that we're unable to accept cash payments across our site. 

Purcell Room is located in Queen Elizabeth Hall. For step-free access please use Royal Festival Hall JCB glass lift to Level 2 and enter via Riverside Terrace.

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.

Please bear with us while we update our access map to reflect the refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall’s Level 2 foyer spaces. The step-free routes remain the same.

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