The world’s biggest celebration of music, Make Music Day UK is moving online for Sunday 21 June 2020. With social distancing in place, the annual festivities are all taking place virtually this year, but that won’t stop music lovers celebrating around the world in 125 countries. The Make Music Day live broadcast will feature 12 hours of specially curated performances, workshops and talks from Make Music Day Ambassadors and partners across the UK. Highlights include: exploration of South London’s musical landscape with Musicity who will showcase architecture-inspired music in partnership with Team London Bridge and Diaphonique as part of the London Festival of Architecture, featuring London-based French artists Clémentine March and Neue Grafik a singing lesson with Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas folk tales from former BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year Sam Sweeney – BBC Radio 1’s Arielle Free will put us in the party mood with one of her legendary DJ sets live sets from alt folk duo Wilswood Buoys, Spanish-Latin guitar duo De Fuego, songwriter and award nominated artist Emma McGann and indie band Small Screen plus a showcase of music from Plugged, Renegade Picnic and the National Youth Folk Ensemble young ambassadors from North Yorkshire’s youth music development charity NYMAZ will produce Rural Fest – live streamed performances and workshops from Yorkshire-based musicians Find the full line -up here Tune into the online stream from 10am – 10pm.
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As the country’s music venues remain closed, Musicity moves online to present a day of live performances, celebrating both new music and South London architecture, as part of London Festival of Architecture and Make Music Day. From 1pm on Sunday 21 June, a six-hour live stream will feature new music, inspired by London architecture, including London Bridge locations The Shard, London Bridge Station, Southwark Cathedral and Bermondsey Street Tunnel in London Bridge, as well as The Albany, The Pioneer Health Centre in Peckham and Nunhead Cemetery. Musicity at Home will be hosted by the founder of Musicity, Nick Luscombe , former presenter of BBC Radio 3’s greatly-loved Late Junction and Musicity’s Project Manager Solen Fluzin, with video art and coverage provided by contemporary video artist James Alec Hardy. London Bridge City will show parts of the programme on its ECN digital display screens at The Scoop amphitheatre at More London. “Musicity will take you on a musical and architectural journey across London from the comfort of your home. You’ll experience sounds, music and stories and discover all sorts of places that you’ll want to visit afterwards.” – Nick Luscombe, Musicity Founder New Musicity tracks will be available to listen to from home Musicity builds a clear connection between music and places. Twenty five musicians and recording artists have previously created 25 audio tracks following the Low Line walking route through Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey, now continuing across South London. Each site-specific composition could previously only be heard at each location, but can be streamed free of charge by selecting locations on www.musicityglobal.com/cities/musicity-x-low-line. New tracks will also be available to stream anywhere in the world from at musicityglobal.com. The artists Participating artists include rising electronic producer, instrumentalist and DJ Neue Grafik; audacious neo-classical composer Angèle David-Guillou; multi-instrumentalist singer and wanderer Clémentine March; multi-talented artist Laima, from the São Paulo contemporary art scene; electro-acoustic composer Thomas Stone ; live Jungle and Drum & Bass mash-up artist Suitman Jungle ; and Japanese-born, classically trained violinist and composer Chihiro Ono . Keep an eye on Musicity’s social media channels for more information about the artists over the coming weeks. Musicity is supported by Team London Bridge, Diaphonique and Arts Council England .
A Celebration of Classic Rock & Metal for Make Music Day with Black Helium and Possessor, both leaders in their disciplines and champions of their genres from London. Expect heavy rock and metal with a shot of Punk energy. Free entry. Bands from 8pm. The Underdog London was first established back in 2007 on the Old Kent Road SE1, as an art gallery and live music studio. The ethos was to promote up and coming artists and creatives of all types and genres but mostly in the graphic art and rock music scenes, gig poster design, graffiti / street and outsider art. The Underdog has since evolved in its current surroundings since 2011 in London Bridge, still staying true to its ethos of championing the outsider, but working and growing alongside some amazing, up and coming and well established artists and musicians. For the latest gig listings visit http://www.theunderdog.london/whatson Photograph Copyright: Sam Mellish © 2019