Support acts announced for summer series at Somerset House
This year’s installment of Summer Series at Somerset House already boasts an impressive roll-call of musical talent from across the spectrum – ranging from the smooth soul of Jill Scott to the exquisite melancholia of Tindersticks, the floor rattling dubstep of breakthrough superstar Katy B and even Charlotte Gainsbourg’s only UK show this year.
Now comes another dazzling level of talent, with the announcement of the support acts this year. On July 8, Katy B hits the stage with the white-hot rapper Devlin, who broke through from the grime underground and into the charts with hits like
Meanwhile, July 11 will see Temper Trap supported by a host of the hottest emergent talent with rapidly ascendant art rockers Alt-J and Chet Faker. On July 12 Canadian chanteuse Cold Specks, whose debut LP “I Predict a Graceful Expulsion” won her critical plaudits upon its release this month, will support Anna Calvi and July 13 The Enemy (who just recently entered the top 5 with their new LP) will see anthemic Stoke newcomers All The Young playing as well. Acclaimed folk pop singer Emmy The Great will support Tindersticks on July 15, Norwegian superstar Susanne Sundford will appear before M83 take to the stage on July 16, and Afrotronic pop star in waiting Seye will support Paloma Faith’s first date on July 17.
JULY 07 – TIM MINCHIN (SOLD OUT)
JULY 08 – KATY B W/ DEVLIN and WHAT NEXT
JULY 09 – JILL SCOTT
JULY 10 – JILL SCOTT
JULY 11 – THE TEMPER TRAP W/ ALT-J, CHET FAKER (SOLD OUT)
JULY 12 – ANNA CALVI W/ COLD SPECKS
JULY 13 – THE ENEMY W/ ALL THE YOUNG
JULY 14 – DJ ABRANTEE presents AFROBEATS featuring Olu Maintain, Cabo Snoop, Atumpan, May7ven and Vibe Squad
JULY 15 – TINDERSTICKS W/ EMMY THE GREAT
JULY 16 – M83 W/ SUSANNE SUNDFOR (SOLD OUT)
JULY 17 – PALOMA FAITH W/ SEYE (SOLD OUT)
JULY 18 – PALOMA FAITH (NEW DATE) *
JULY 19 – CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG WITH CONNAN MOCKASIN (NEW ADDITION)
Somerset House has effortlessly established itself as a much-loved destination for live music in London. In previous years, sell out crowds have seen performances from Adele, Amy Winehouse, Bloc Party, Corinne Bailey Rae, Doves, Erykah Badu, Florence + The Machine, Gil Scott-Heron, Goldfrapp, Grace Jones, Hot Chip, Justice, Lily Allen, Mogwai, Orbital, PJ Harvey, Robert Plant, Sigur Ros, Professor Green, My Morning Jacket, The Prodigy and The xx, amongst others. It is a chance for everyone to see exciting and innovative artists in a spectacular location, and Somerset House has become an essential destination for music lovers from across London and beyond.
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Summer Series at Somerset House Premier Tickets
For the first time this year there will be strictly limited quantities of Premier Tickets on offer – for an additional £25, attendees will receive a free drink (beer/ wine/ soft drink) plus exclusive access to Fernandez & Wells bar and café to purchase food and drink throughout the concert.
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