Concrete Lates brings club culture to a cultural landmark as the Southbank Centre partners with global online music broadcasting platform, Boiler Room, for its monthly club night.
It returns after launching last year in April 2018 as Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall re-opened with a new 1,000-capacity standing venue.
That year’s programme ran like a who’s-who of the hottest names in British and international underground sounds including Shiva Feshareki, Kiasmos, Lorenzo Senni, SHYGIRL, Gigi FM, Fatima Al Qadiri, Aïsha Devi, New York based collective Discwoman, and Hyperdub records, all complemented by the unique Brutalist features overlooking the River Thames.
In the first partnership of its kind, Southbank Centre and Boiler Room will work together to curate and promote a line-up of cutting edge DJs and musicians, with a focus on under-represented and emerging artists in electronic music, for fixtures May – December 2019.
Bengi Ünsal, senior contemporary music programmer at Southbank Centre, says: “Launching Concrete Lates a year ago was an experiment for Southbank Centre, but one that is central to our dedication to be for everyone.
“London’s nightlife and culture is one of the most diverse and varied in the world, and it’s right that the UK’s largest arts centre is taking its place within the capital’s clubbing scene. “After a promising first year, having Boiler Room come on board is a huge vote of confidence for us.
“Their reputation with both artists and audiences for quality live music experiences is unrivalled the world over. With our two talented teams working together, I’m super excited for what Concrete Lates has to offer in the year to come.”
Ben Kreeger, head of global touring at Boiler Room, says: “Boiler Room is excited to be back at Southbank Centre as part of this year’s Concrete Lates.
The collaboration not only provides us further opportunity to support the work of emerging artists, collectives and curators, but also the work of one of the UK’s most important cultural institutions.
“This year’s programme will showcase and celebrate the diversity of the new global underground, with a view to amplifying its voices to wider audiences than ever.”
Concrete Lates upcoming acts will be announced soon.