Somerset House presents the Summer Series

Posted: May 16, 2012 in Comedy, Concerts, Theatre

The Summer Series in Somerset House is set in a 18th century courtyard – a perfect setting for open air gigs.
Tickets for Summer Sessions at Somerset House

Summer Sessions at Somerset House

Sponsored by American Express the Summer Series at Somerset House has been an annual fixture since it started in 2001, and is set in the neo-classical space of The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House in London’s Strand.

With the feeling of an intimate venue, the acoustics are superior and the  atmosphere is electric…even when it’s raining.

Tickets for Tim Minchin

There are some fantastic acts for this years Summer Series which kicks of on the 7 July with Ozzy comedian and musician Tim Minchin.

Tim Minchin has been performing his musical comedy since his UK debut in 2005, he has become a household name after recently writing the music and lyrics for Matilda the Musical.

Tickets to see Tim Minchin have sold out on-line But have a few tickets available but be quick!

Tickets For Katy B

Katy B is one of the most successful artists of 2011 and the Summer Series will be pleased to welcome her on 8 July. Tickets for Katy B are very limited but have a few available but they are selling very quickly, so beat the rest and get the best!

Tickets for Jill Scott

Jill Scott is a triple Grammy Award winner and one of the worlds foremost soul divas. Her debut album Who Is Jill Scott. Words and Sounds Vol.1. released in 2000 went double platinum. Two more albums followed which catapulted her into a worldwide tour!

Tickets to see Jill Scott on the 9 and 10 July are now available on

Tickets for The Temper Trap 

The Temper Trap have sold more than a million copies of their debut album Conditions, it also won them a Brit Nomination for International Breakthrough Artists. The band have also enjoyed two sell-out UK tours.  have Tickets for The Temper Trap on 11 July at the Summer Series, but be quick they are selling fast!

Tickets for Anna Calvi

Born in London, Anna Calvi has always wanted to be a successful singer. Her self titled debut album is about her life, exploring intimacy, passion and loneliness.

Tickets to see Anna Calvi at the Summer Series on 12 July are selling fast so grab them from

Tickets for The Enemy

Since The Enemy’s debut album, We’ll Live And Die In These Towns exploded in the charts they have found success playing with the likes of Paul Weller at the Roundhouse and sporting Oasis on their stadium tours. They have now made a dramatic comeback with their guitar-heavy third album Streets In The Sky.

Tickets to see The Enemy on 13 July at Somerset House are available from

Tickets to see DJ Abrantee presents Afrobeats

Pulling out all the stops for this special night Choice FM’s DJ Abrantee will be featuring a wealth of names from the Nigerian superstar Olu Maintain, Angola’s Capo Snoop, Gahna’s Atumpan, the UK’s hottest Afrobeats female May7ven and Vibe Squad.

To see this wealth of names from the exploding Afrobeats on 14 July just go to for all your Summer Series tickets.

Tickets to see Tindersticks

Tindersticks will be playing at Somerset House on 15 July during the hazy days of Summer sessions. After reforming in 2006 after a three-year hiatus they have come back stronger and more pertinent than ever . Their ninth album The Something Rain is a top 30 album in six countries across Europe.

You can get Tindersticks tickets from and listen to them  perform their melodic storytelling at the Summer Sessions.

Tickets to see M83

The French electronic artist Anthony Gonzalez better know as M83 has been celebrating his recent sold out gigs at Heaven in London and the Shepherds Bush Empire. Hailed for his synth pop you can catch M83 at the Summer Session on 16 July, with tickets from

Tickets to see Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith will be closing the Summer Sessions at Somerset House on 17 and 18 July. Paloma has been busy recording her second album Fall to Grace which will be available from 28 May. This album has had help from the Queen of pop herself Madonna and Massive Attack producers Nelle Hooper and Jake Gosling.

Tickets to see Paloma Faith perform at the 2012 Summer Sessions are available from

So grab those tickets and have a Summer of Sessions at the beautiful Somerset House in London’s Strand.

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