WITH AMERICAN EXPRESS®
2012 DATES & HEADLINERS ANNOUNCED
EXTRA DATE WITH PALOMA FAITH ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
July 07 TIM MINCHIN (SOLD OUT)
July 08 KATY B
July 09 JILL SCOTT
July 10 JILL SCOTT
July 11 THE TEMPER TRAP (SOLD OUT)
July 12 ANNA CALVI
July 13 THE ENEMY
July 15 TINDERSTICKS
July 16 M83 (SOLD OUT)
July 17 PALOMA FAITH (SOLD OUT)
July 18 PALOMA FAITH (NEW DATE)
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 27th April
This July will see the much anticipated return of one of London’s must-see events of the festival season, Summer Series at Somerset House.
Set in the spectacular courtyard of one of London’s most celebrated historic buildings, Summer Series at Somerset House is a wonderfully unique event in the summer’s live music calendar. This year the programme runs from 7 to 18 July.
Come July, this extraordinary open air venue will be the setting for a truly exciting and eclectic array of musical talent. Australian musical cabaret superstar Tim Minchin will kick off proceedings with a bang on July 7, paving the way for 12 nights of truly diverse programming; ranging from the slinky urban soul of Jill Scott to the chart smashing pop of dubstep breakthrough Katy B; from returning indie rock juggernauts The Enemy and The Temper Trap to the darker, more dramatic palettes of Anna Calvi and Paloma Faith.
In addition, M83, fresh from the critical acclaim of their new 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 Afrobeats, 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. With four shows (Tim Minchin, The Temper Trap, M83 and Paloma Faith) all selling out in record time, and an extra date with Paloma Faith now added on the 18th, this promises to be the most special instalment to date.
For the third year running, American Express is headline sponsor of Summer Series at Somerset House meaning Cardmembers will benefit from presale and reserved tickets for all shows. This is one of the many events that make up American Express’ Preferred Seating Programme.
About Somerset House Summer Series
Somerset House has effortlessly established itself as a much-loved destination for live music in London. In previous years, sell out crowds have seen performances from Adele, Amy Winehouse, Bloc Party, Corinne Bailey Rae, Doves, Erykah Badu, Florence + The Machine, Gil Scott-Heron, Goldfrapp, Grace Jones, Hot Chip, Justice, Lily Allen, Mogwai, Orbital, PJ Harvey, Robert Plant, Sigur Ros, Professor Green, My Morning Jacket, The Prodigy and The xx, amongst others. It is a chance for everyone to see exciting and innovative artists in a spectacular location, and Somerset House has become an essential destination for music lovers from across London and beyond.
For priority booking for Summer Series 2012 and to be kept informed about events at Somerset House please sign-up here: www.somersethouse.org.uk/music
Summer Series at Somerset House Premier Tickets
For the first time this year there will be strictly limited quantities of Premier Tickets on offer – for an additional £25, attendees will receive a free drink (beer/ wine/ soft drink) plus exclusive access to Fernandez & Wells bar and café to purchase food and drink throughout the concert.
About American Express Company
Somerset House is one of the many events that make up American Express’ Preferred Seating Programme, providing Cardmembers with exclusive access to inspirational entertainment and cultural events throughout the year. From priority tickets, best seats in the house, to money can’t buy experiences, Cardmembers benefit from a truly premium service.
American Express Company is a diversified worldwide travel, financial and network services company founded in 1850. It is a leader in charge and credit cards, Travellers Cheques, travel and insurance products. The American Express ‘Preferred Seating Programme’ enables Cardmembers access to some of the best seats at the UK’s hottest events, often before they go on sale to the general public. The company has multi – year partnerships with a range of entertainment institutions including Ticketmaster, The British Film Institute and National Theatre. For full details, or to sign up to receive the free eNewsletters visitamex.co.uk/access
For Summer Series press enquiries:
Julie Bland, Managing Director at Family
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For Somerset House press enquiries:
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For American Express press enquiries:
Deborah Hitchcock, Account Director at MHP
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