Featuring: Mala & The Outlook Orchestra, The Honey Colony (Lafawndah, Tirzah featuring Coby Sey and Mica Levi, Bonnie Banane), Ralph McTell, Nest Collective, Loscil, Federico Albanese, Uniting of Opposites (Tim Liken, Clem Alford and Ben Hazleton) and more.

This December, Southbank Centre’s gigs and contemporary music programme celebrates innovative genre-changing musicians and pioneering producers.
The hottest artists right now come together as The Honey Colony for an exclusive London performance. Lafawndah, Tirzah (featuring Coby Sey and Mica Levi), Bonnie Banane and surprise special guests present a barrier-breaking concert experience, equal parts celebration and provocation.

Founding father of dubstep, Mala (Mark Lawrence) delivers a night of serious bass exploration with the incredible Outlook Orchestra and friends, whilst Uniting of Opposites collide the worlds of jazz and classical Indian music in a melting-pot of new sounds.

Southbank Centre also welcomes progressive international artists including genre-fusing Italian composer and pianist Federico Albanese, and Vancouver-based abstract electronic musician Loscil to its most intimate venue, the Purcell Room, for unmissable performances.

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Highlights of December’s gigs programme include:

  • Legendary producer Mala, an instrumental figure in the creation of the dubstep scene, is joined by the critically acclaimed 20-piece Outlook Orchestra for a one-off show to trace the history of dubstep with special guests (2 Dec, Royal Festival Hall).
  • Italian composer and pianist Federico Albanese launches his third album, By The Deep Sea, with an intimate gig showcasing this nuanced and elegant work (2 Dec, Purcell Room).
  • Equal parts celebration and provocation, barrier-breaking pop experiment The Honey Colony combines material from Lafawndah, Tirzah (featuring Coby Sey and Mica Levi), Bonnie Banane and more to create a collaborative live performance of forward-thinking music (6 Dec, Queen Elizabeth Hall).
  • Tim Liken, Clem Alford and Ben Hazleton collide the worlds of jazz and classical Indian music as Uniting of Opposites, forming a melting-pot of sounds with guest artists Eddie Hick (Sons of Kemet) and Idris Rahman (Soothsayers) (6 Dec, Purcell Room).
  • The Nest Collective bring free folk and world music from emerging and established artists, with a dose of audience participation, to the Clore Ballroom (20 Dec, Clore Ballroom).
  • Festive celebrations pop-up across the site throughout December including Ian Shaw and Claire Martin’s Early Christmas Cracker (8 Dec, Royal Festival Hall) and the free Caribbean Christmas Party Time (15 Dec, Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer).
  • Free gigs every Friday in our Friday Lunch and Friday Tonics series.

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