Summer Series at Somerset House
Check out this year's hot line up featuring Jill Scott, Paloma Faith, Katy B,Tim Minchin plus more at this ten day festival series.
Come July, this extraordinary open air venue will be the setting for a truly exciting and eclectic array of musical talent. Australian musical cabaret superstar Tim Minchin will kick off proceedings with a bang on July 7, paving the way for 11 nights of truly diverse programming; ranging from the slinky urban soul of Jill Scott to the chart smashing pop of dubstep breakthrough Katy B; from returning indie rock juggernauts The Enemy and The Temper Trap to the darker, more dramatic palettes of Anna Calvi and Paloma Faith.
In addition, M83, fresh from the critical acclaim of their new album “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming” also play a much anticipated show, as do Tindersticks, renowned purveyors of finely wrought melancholia, and a night devoted entirely to Afrobeats, the vibrant and hugely thrilling strain of politically infused music started in Nigeria by Fela Kuti, but which now sees its influence spreading everywhere from indie music to electronicaAll in all, this is undoubtedly Summer Series’ most varied and invigorating lineup yet, and promises to make this the most special installment to date. For the third year running, American Express is headline sponsor of Summer Series at Somerset House meaning Card members will benefit from presale and reserved tickets for all shows. This is one of the many events that make up American Express’ Preferred Seating Programme.
This year the programme runs from 7 to 17 July.
2012 DATES & HEADLINERS
July 07 TIM MINCHIN
July 08 KATY B
July 09 JILL SCOTT
July 10 JILL SCOTT
July 11 THE TEMPER TRAP
July 12 ANNA CALVI
July 13 THE ENEMY
July 14 DJ ABRANTEE presents AFROBEATS featuring Olu Maintain, Capo Snoop, Atumpan, May7ven and Vibe Squad
July 15 TINDERSTICKS
July 16 M83