Somerset House’s 2007 Open Air Gigs announced


A Somerset House presentation in association with Metropolis Music, SJM Concerts and MCD.

The open air concerts at Somerset House are a unique event in the summers live music calendar. This year the programme runs from the 12th July to the 21st July.
Tickets on sale from 10am on Thursday 19th April.

Thursday 12 July – Mogwai [in surround sound]
Friday 13 July – Kasabian
Saturday 14th July – Bert Jansch with Beth Orton and Bernard Butler
Sunday 15th July – Guillemots
Monday 16th July – Lily Allen
Tuesday 17th July – Mika
Wednesday 18th July – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Thursday 19th July – The Roots
Friday 20th July – Amy Winehouse
Saturday 21st July – Hot Chip
Support acts are to be announced in the coming weeks

Ticket Information:

Guillemots / The Roots / Kasabian £25
Mika £23.50
All other tickets are £22.50
Booking fees apply.

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The spectacular Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court of Somerset House, one of Londons most impressive buildings, has played host to an inspirational line-up for the past few years. The Somerset House concert series has effortlessly established itself as a unique proposition in the summers live music calendar. For the past five years, sell out crowds have seen performances from Lambchop, Orbital, Royksopp, Goldfrapp, Calexico, Bloc Party, PJ Harvey, Lemon Jelly, Doves, Sigur Ros, Super Furry Animals, Belle & Sebastian, Air, Jose Gonzalez, Erykah Badu, Basement Jaxx, and Prodigy, amongst others. It is a chance for everyone to see exciting innovative artists in an utterly unique location. Somerset House has developed into an essential destination for music lovers from across London and beyond. This years Summer Series at Somerset House will be no exception¦.

This year Londons premiere open air venue has been programmed by Alex Poots, Tom Baker, and Raye Cosbert of Metropolis. In 2007 Somerset House welcomes Mogwai, Kasabian, Bert Jansch with Beth Orton and Bernard Butler, Guillemots, Lily Allen, Mika, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Roots, Amy Winehouse and Hot Chip. Mogwai open the programme with their first ever performance in Surround Sound – which promises to be very special indeed. The Summer Series also welcomes home four young artists from London that have been making shockwaves around the world; Mika, Amy Winehouse, Hot Chip and Lily Allen. Guillemots, The Roots and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are all incendiary live acts, while one of the godfathers of modern music, legendary guitarist and songwriter Bert Jansch performs a special evening of old and new songs with guests Beth Orton and Bernard Butler. This is an imaginative and distinctive line-up. Support acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

Raye Cosbert, Summer Series programmer comments: The courtyard at Somerset House has shown itself to be one of the best venues in the country for live music of all persuasions. It seems to bring out the best in every artist that plays there. This years promises to be very special.

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