Somerset House Summer Series returns to London in July 2019 with eleven nights of gigs. Each night, Somerset House is transformed into an open-air show, bringing a festival atmosphere right to the heart of the city.
Somerset House Summer Series 2019 launches with The Internet on Thursday 11th. The weekend kicks off with a night of left-field soul-pop from East London’s MOBO and Brit Award-nominee, Nao on Friday 12th.
British outfit Sons of Kemet take to the stage on Saturday 13th, bringing polyrhythms and restless melodies infused with political fervour to the courtyard.
British R&B singer/songwriter Jacob Banks returns to Somerset House as a headline act, six years on from his 2013 support performance, with a soulful Sunday session on 14th July.
The following week opens with BBC Sound of 2019 nominee, Rosalía, who has gained global attention with her distinctive fusion flamenco, pop and R&B. Further performances come from Doves, who return to the capital for a summer festival exclusive (Tuesday 16) while The Good The Bad and the Queen headline the midweek bill on Wednesday 17th.
As the weekend approaches, Australian artists dominate the stage with retro-pop, Berlin-based Parcels, sharing hits from their debut album (Thursday 18) whilst Melbourne’s Cut Copy bring their acclaimed mix of effervescent new wave and synth-pop to the city for a London festival exclusive on Friday 19th.
In a special extended set, LA collective Soulection bring West Coast vibes to the Somerset House courtyard with DJ sets from Sango, Joe Kay, Andre Power and Shaka Lion plus live performances from Xavier Omar, Tay Iwar and Zilo on Saturday 20th.
This year’s Summer Series ends with a closing night party from Gossip. With their signature garage punk sound, the band reunite on Sunday 21st.