Somerset House announces Summer Series line-up

Date: March 16, 2016 By: Gemma Heath in River Thames News
Somerset House announces Summer Series line-up

The Summer Series at Somerset House has become an important fixture on the London events calendar and the prestigious venue has just announced the line-up for the 2016 concert season.

The series of concerts attracts thousands of people who come to enjoy contemporary and classical performances in the stunning courtyard of Somerset House. It has gained a reputation for bringing fantastic acts, including some alternative performances, to the capital. This year’s line-up is no exception.

2016 concerts 

As one of the most beautiful venues in London, the Somerset House courtyard is a striking location to enjoy music throughout the summer. The 2016 Summer Series starts on 7th July with a performance from Hiatus Kaiyote, a neo-soul band from Australia.

The following day Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot, formerly of The Beautiful South, will take to the stage. Then, on Saturday 9th July, Benjamin Clementine, who won the 2015 Mercury Prize, will bring his deep soul and blues vocals to the venue.

The evening of 10th July features Laura Mvula, who will play tracks from her albums The Dreaming Room and Sing to the Moon. Everything Everything, the quirky art-pop band from Manchester, are the headline act for the next night.

James Morrison will showcase tracks from his new album on 12th July while Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett performs the next night. Caravan Palace from Paris are on stage on 14th July, followed by Jack Savoretti.

This year’s festival ends with Gallic musician St Germain on Saturday 16th and UNKLE: Redux, who mixes stunning visuals and special guests in his performance, will close the series on Sunday 17th July.

The Summer Series concerts would make a fantastic end to a corporate event, with the location of Somerset House close to the River Thames meaning that you can easily combine it with a Thames party boat hire package.