Tuesday, 9 February 2010

United Underground Returns


New Music & Activism at London’s Southbank Centre

A non-profit music and awareness showcase with a focus on conflict featuring Ken Livingstone, Trembling Bells and Wiley's Eskimo Dance

20 February 2010, Queen Elizabeth Hall, 5-11pm, Tickets £6

www.southbankcentre.co.uk / Ticket Office: 0844 847 9910

After a sell-out summer show in 2009, Southbank Centre, Riz MC, British Underground and Ctrl.Alt.Shift present the second UNITED UNDERGROUND event - a music and activism party at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall. Blending cutting-edge music, street culture, artwork and film alongside talks and Q&As with cultural and political risk-takers, the night will introduce exceptional new club and alternative artists and explores the potential of music as a catalyst for change, focusing on the issue of conflict.

Events spread out over the Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Queen Elizabeth Hall auditoria. With more artists and a range of speakers still to be announced, the current line-up already includes:

In The Purcell Room
Live acoustic sets alternating with activists and speakers from across the cultural, social and political spectrum. Talks from former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone and prolific Guardian columnist Ben White are confirmed alongside performances from Trembling Bells, Olivia Chaney, Laura Moody, Broadcast2000, Aruba Red and Attaca Pesante.

In The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Live music and DJ sets hosted by London’s best underground clubs, such as Wiley’s Eskimo Dance, Urban Nerds, Dirty Canvas, Night Slugs, Chock-A-Block, Speakers Corner and Hit & Run. DJs and MCs include Nolay, Lowkey, P Money, Marvell, Rinse, Envy, Magic, and JJ. Plus an opportunity to create badges and activism materials with the Craftivist Collective - www.craftivist-collective.com.

In The Queen Elizabeth Hall
New short films commissioned by Ctrl.Alt.Shift and shorts and features curated by Mia Bays (Film London /Speakeasy).

Writings On The Wall is the FREE spoken word, music, and interactive art warm-up event for United Underground, open to all from midday-3:30pm in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, featuring screen printing workshops/showcases led by Print Club London, alongside a live showcase of some of the most exciting unsigned music acts and spoken word artists. Featuring Rhymes Won’t Wait Collective, and Fringe First Winner Inua Ellams and Poejazzi, plus acoustic sets by The Samantha Durnan Band, Pete McAllen and more to be announced.

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