Full Line-Up for Summer Series at Somerset House 2012
For those of you that aren’t from London, you may be forgiven for not knowing anything about Somerset House. So what is it? Well its stunning four wing mansion in the middle of London with an absolutely HUGE courtyard. Over the past few years, it has effortlessly established itself as one of the best venues for live music. The venue has already paid host to sold-out shows from the likes of Adele, Amy Winehouse, Goldfrapp, Professor Green and The Prodigy amongst many others. They also have a very impressive ice rink and Christmas events every December.
This year’s installment of Summer Series at Somerset House already boasts an impressive roll-call of musical talent from across the spectrum – ranging from the smooth soul of Jill Scott to the exquisite melancholia of Tindersticks, the floor rattling dubstep of breakthrough superstar Katy B and even Charlotte Gainsbourg’s only UK show this year.
Now comes another level of talent, with the announcement of the support acts this year. On July 8, Katy B hits the stage with the white-hot rapper Devlin, who broke through from the grime underground and into the charts.
Meanwhile, July 11 will see Temper Trap supported by a host of the hottest emergent talent with rapidly ascendant art rockers Alt-J and Chet Faker. On July 12 Canadian chanteuse Cold Specks, whose debut LP “I Predict a Graceful Expulsion” won her critical plaudits upon its release this month, will support Anna Calvi and July 13 The Enemy (who just recently entered the top 5 with their new LP) will see anthemic Stoke newcomers All The Young playing as well. Acclaimed folk pop singer Emmy The Great will support Tindersticks on July 15, Norwegian superstar Susanne Sundford will appear before M83 take to the stage on July 16, and Afrotronic pop star in waiting Seye will support Paloma Faith’s first date on July 17.
JULY 07 – TIM MINCHIN (SOLD OUT)
JULY 08 – KATY B W/ DEVLIN and WHAT NEXT
JULY 09 – JILL SCOTT
JULY 10 – JILL SCOTT
JULY 11 – THE TEMPER TRAP W/ ALT-J, CHET FAKER (SOLD OUT)
JULY 12 – ANNA CALVI W/ COLD SPECKS
JULY 13 – THE ENEMY W/ ALL THE YOUNG
JULY 14 – DJ ABRANTEE presents AFROBEATS featuring Olu Maintain, Cabo Snoop, Atumpan, May7ven and Vibe Squad
JULY 15 – TINDERSTICKS W/ EMMY THE GREAT
JULY 16 – M83 W/ SUSANNE SUNDFOR (SOLD OUT)
JULY 17 – PALOMA FAITH W/ SEYE (SOLD OUT)
JULY 18 – PALOMA FAITH (NEW DATE) *
JULY 19 – CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG WITH CONNAN MOCKASIN (NEW ADDITION)