SUMMER SERIES AT SOMERSET HOUSE WITH AMERICAN EXPRESS®
11 – 21 JULY 2013
2013 DATES & HEADLINERS ANNOUNCED
July 11 July 12 July 13 July 14 July 15 July 16 July 17 July 18 July 19 July 20 July 21
BAND OF HORSES
LIANNE LA HAVAS
FIRST AID KIT
OF MONSTERS AND MEN
EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS GOLDFRAPP
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 15 March Tickets at £27.50 (plus booking fee) available online from www.somersethouse.org.uk
Home to London’s most spectacular live music setting, Summer Series at Somerset House with American Express® returns with a stellar line-up of concerts from 11 – 21 July 2013.
One of the must-see events of the summer season, the unique urban festival showcases a wide and eclectic range of music acts, from rising stars to headline artists.
The neo-classical courtyard will first play host to Brit Award nominee Alex Clare, whose distinctive strain of dubstep-inflected balladry is perfectly demonstrated on “Too Close”, his breakthrough hit which reached the top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic. From then on, the festival moves from the emotive rock of the acclaimed
Band of Horses, to the electronic soul of the breakthrough British star of 2012 Jessie Ware to the hugely popular, off-the-wall dance stylings of Basement Jaxx, who will be debuting new material live for the first time in front of an English audience.
The first male winner of the Brits Critics’ Choice Award Tom Odell will be playing, as well as the five piece Icelandic folk band Of Monsters and Men, who recently conquered the charts with their single “Little Talks”, and Sheffield singer-songwriter Richard Hawley whose baritone, bittersweet songs continue to compel.
Back with a brand new album, Goldfrapp will ooze glamour and sensuality with their Mercury Prize and Grammy-nominated electronic pop whilst phenomenal homegrown talent Lianne La Havas, who made huge waves last year with her debut LP “How Big Is Your Love?”, will bring her warm and spellbinding blend of soul, folk and pop to the stage. In addition, Swedish folk sister act First Aid Kit, who
, will be making an appearance, and the eclectic band Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros will add to the mix with their raucous bohemian party.
Richard Hawley said: "Playing Somerset House is the venue along with Greenwich Observatory I've always hoped I might get a chance of playing as they are both connected deeply with our country’s history. I'm a bit of a history lover truth be told so I'm really looking forward to it, you never know they might let me have a look around the place then I can visit the shop and bring me mum a tea towel home like a proper tourist. Oh and we get to play some rock n roll ... result".
Tom Odell said: "I've always been a big fan of Summer Series at Somerset House, so it's an absolute honour to be part of it this summer".
For the fourth year running, American Express®’ partnership with Summer Series at Somerset House enables Cardmembers to benefit from presale and reserved tickets to all shows. This is just one example of the enriched experiences available to Cardmembers at some of the UK’s most sought after entertainment events.