The Southbank Centre have announced that they plan to run a series of online gigs, that will take place across multiple dates this coming year. Among the events announced, artists such as Black Country, New Road and The Cinematic Orchestra and Skunk Anansie will play in the iconic venue, as well as classical acts such as London Contemporary Orchestra and Duet Philharmonic Orchestra. The series of events will take place online, with tickets available to buy here.
Alongside gigs, the Southbank centre will also offer a range of art, poetry and dance exhibitions, as well as creative workshops for all ages. When speaking of the upcoming events, the Southbank Centre’s head of contemporary music Bengi Ünsal spoke passionately about the importance of celebrating the arts in such troubling times.
“While 2020 was undoubtedly a horrific year for our industry, we did see unprecedented demand for music streaming and on-demand gigs, showing – more than ever – just how much the UK’s cultural scene means to its people,” he explained.
Ünsal also spoke with excitedly about the artists announced to play; “One particular success story was Black Country, New Road who, on the back of just two tracks, found critical acclaim. We are delighted to be platforming the band as they release their debut album; we can’t wait to watch them take their alt-rock sound to international audiences.
“We also host the much-anticipated global stream from The Cinematic Orchestra; undoubtedly one of the most influential British bands of the last 20 years.”