Set in the atmospheric courtyard of one of London’s most loved historic buildings, this year's Summer Series at Somerset House runs from 7 to 17 July, with eleven nights of open air entertainment.
Kicking off with Australian musical cabaret superstar Tim Minchin on July 7, this year's Summer Series will include shows from slinky urban soulstress Jill Scott, chart smashing dubstep artist Katy B; returning indie rock juggernauts The Enemy and The Temper Trap and the darker, more dramatic palettes of Anna Calvi and Paloma Faith.
In addition, M83, fresh from the critical acclaim of latest 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 Afrobeat, 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 electronica.
The full line-up is as follows:
July 7 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 night featuring Olu Maintain, Cappo Snoop, Atumpan, Scene May7en and Vibe Squad.
July 15 Tindersticks
July 16 M83
July 17 Paloma Faith