Gig News: Somerset House announces its Summer Series for 2012, and boy are there some treats!

I have some very fond memories of the Somerset House Summer Series.  The Roots’ show in 2007 is up there with my all time gigs.  The clouds ominously hanging over the stage the entire evening however not opening up.  Seeing Mr. Hudson and the Library warm up for Erykah Badu in 2006 was sensational, as was her flying through Hip-Hop classics while we yelled them back with her word for word.  The Ting Tings in 2009 was pretty good too and I was honoured to shared that “first ever gig moment” with my friends two nieces – even though it absolutely p*ssed down with rain!

All those memories, yet it’s been a few years since I’ve been to Somerset House for a show.  This may change in 2012…

…because the line-up is nuts!  Right now I want to say a massive “damn you global recession!”

The line-up is seriously something though; Jill Scott on July 9th and 10th.  Paloma Faith on July 17th (with new album out on May 28th), Katy B on July 8th.  I can only imagine the memories yet to be created this summer with such as awesome line-up.  The setting, the sunshine (fingers crossed)… i’m seriously salivating!

Pre-Sale tickets are available from Thursday 26th at 9am (link here –,RPM6,QA7P8,29QTA,1 –  not sure if this is for American Express customer only though!).  General sales is open from Friday 27th just in case.

In that time I need to find some money… as my good friend Anthony said, “sell some blood, miss some meals, don’t cut your hair, do a sponsored silence at work…” anything to see Jill (and the others would be nice too).

Not sure how much tickets will be, I’m guessing around £30-£40 (incl. frees) given the price of previous shows there and the ever increasing costs of gigs.  If I find out I’ll update this post.

Have fun if you make it, and good luck securing tickets.


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