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Spitalfields Music Festival is back for 2024 🎻

Spitalfields Music Festival returns from 27 June - 10 July in venues across East London. This year’s lineup features world-class musicians from across the genres, performing in iconic venues including Village Underground, The Vagina Museum, and the Tower of London. From early music to cutting-edge electro-acoustic premieres, there’s something for everyone!

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All you have to do is use the code 5STUDENTS at checkout to get your £5 ticket! Easy right? If you need more convincing then you can see a full breakdown of the festival schedule below:

In the Shadow of the Tower

27 June, 7:00pm
Tower of London

A feast of early music exploring the influence of immigrants to the city of London, alongside a world premiere by Roderick Williams and Rommi Smith exploring the tales of Black Tudors. Featuring Nardus Williams and Elizabeth Kenny.

Frau, That’s What I Call Music!

28 June, 6:30pm / 8:30pm
Vagina Museum

A cabaret night shining a light on female songwriters; those who have written some of the most famous jazz standards, the triple Tony-nominated composer who has been largely forgotten, and never-before-heard songs by performer Anna Pool about the experiences of female-identifying truck drivers, in Mother Trucker. We’ll also hear numbers drawing inspiration from topics as varied as pregnancy to protest songs to… penguins. Intrigued? Grab a drink from the bar and join us!

Come and Sing Fleetwood Mac!

29 June, 1:00pm
Rose Lipman Building

How better to spend a Saturday afternoon than belting out some of the greatest bangers of the late 70s and 80s? Come and spend an afternoon with us learning arrangements of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits in the heart of Hackney.

Manchester Collective

30 June, 6:30pm
Village Underground

Contemporary music specialists Manchester Collective take to the stage of Shoreditch’s Village Underground for an atmospheric concert of contemporary string music. Featuring a world premiere by composer and DJ Jocelyn Campbell.

The Gentle Author: Cries of London

2 July, 6:30pm
St Botolph’s-without-Bishopgate

East London historian, and writer of the popular blog Spitalfields Life tell us more about the history of London’s markets. The ‘Cries of London’ have fascinated writers, poets and musicians for centuries. Join us to discover how the sounds of London’s streets have shaped its local history.

The Carice Singers: Cries of London

2 July, 7:30pm
St Botolph’s-without-Bishopgate

The Carice Singers perform Luciano Berio’s work ‘Cries of London’ which sets music to the sounds of market sellers shouts from the streets of London. Alongside this we’ll hear the London premieres of vocal works from six up-and-coming composers.

NMC Recordings at 35

3 July
Dutch Church

A celebration of the trailblazing record company, NMC Recordings – set up 35 years ago to champion contemporary music. Featuring performances by Roderick Williams, Zoe Martlew, Andrew West, the National Youth Choir Fellowship Ensemble, and trombone quartet Slide Action.

Me Without You

4 July, 7:00pm
Confetti Theatre

Combining music, dance and recorded interviews from across the UK, Me Without You is an unflinching, heartfelt and uplifting exploration of love, loss, and survival. Me Without You is a moving celebration of those we’ve lost and those of us who are still here.

Néfur: The Water, The Lover

5 July, 8:00pm
Rich Mix

Néfur’s music gives a voice to threatened environments around the world. At this year’s festival, we’ll hear the first performance of her new album ‘The Water, The Lover’ which combines vocals with electronically manipulated sounds of ice melting in Solheimajóküll’s glacier lagoon.

Summer Serenade

6 July, 7:30pm
St Annes, Limehouse

Join us for a serenade of stunning music for strings, performed by the world-acclaimed Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Featuring Elgar’s Serenade for Strings, Britten’ Simple Symphony and Herbert’s Elegy: in memoriam Stephen Lawrence.

Autopsy of an Aberration

7 July, 4:00pm
state51 Factory

This never-before-heard performance combines amplified percussion, keys and vocals with electronically processed sounds, synths and samples. Experimental music champions GBSR Duo join electro-acoustic composer CHAINES in state51 Factory for the premiere of ‘Autopsy on an Aberration’.

Pierrot Lunaire

9 July, 7:30pm
St Mary-at-Hill

A night celebrating Schoenberg’s melodrama ‘Pierrot Lunaire’, featuring a semi-staged performance of the work from the Hebrides Ensemble, alongside two companion pieces. This performance is accompanied by an exhibition of artwork from Kirsty Matheson, an artist who uses her synaesthesia to inspire her work.

Sing Joyfully: Tudor and Jacobean Music for the Chapel Royal

10 July, 7:00pm
Tower of London

A special evening of music written over 400 years ago, in the church of the Royal Palace where it has been sung for centuries. Featuring works by Byrd, Tallis, de Monte, Weelkes and Gibbons.