Soho – an area synonymous with great music venues and historic gigs. An area where the likes of Hendrix, The Who and Zeppelin cut their teeth – and where to this day wonderful concerts happen nightly. But there are fears – Gentrification is the word on many lips. As bulldozers move onto Denmark Street and the last live music venue closes on London’s Tin Pan Alley.
Now it's time to reverse the trend.
Aligned with the Mayor’s #SoundsLikeLondon event taking place throughout June and as part of Music Venue Trust's Fightback London campaign to support independent venues, TALENTBANQ announces The Soho Music Festival: A one day celebration of independent music and musicians to be held at one of Soho’s most famous addresses. A festival that is designed to grow over the next three years to bring back music to basements, small rooms and rooftops in the bohemian district flanked by Oxford Street and Shaftesbury Avenue.
In a statement of intent TALENTBANQ has programmed 12 hours of live music to take place in The Salon Noir, Salon Vert and The Library at L’Escargot on Greek Street. Heralded as one of the capitals finest French restaurants, its upstairs rooms whisper the stories of times gone-by and provide exquisitely intimate spaces to discover new music.
What to expect?
From 11am to 11pm L’Escargot will be host to no less than 10 red hot, breaking acts – each chosen for their ability to deliver exceptional live performance. Uniquely the day will be divided into three sessions, where the audience moves from room to room.
The artistic line up ranges from Classical Crossover Piano , through Tango , to UK County , Swing, Rock and possibly the wildest Celtic harp ever to grace a stage. All this plus of course an after-party because in Soho when the music stops, the music starts !
Naturally there’s a chance to eat some very fine food and thanks to sponsors Casanova and D1 the afternoon session is preceded by an ice cold glass of Casanova Prosecco, and the evening session with a long D1 London Gin cocktail.
Here’s how it all works
Arrive at L’Escargot between 10 and 11am to be greeted with fresh coffee and croissant.
Thereafter attendees will enjoy 3 sessions of music Morning, Afternoon and Evening – each consisting of three different artists.
There are breaks for lunch and dinner where patrons are free to explore Soho, or avail of a £25 credit per person to dine at the host venue.
At 10pm the festival moves into after-party mode with the tenth artist of the day taking the stage in the Salon Noir – and a surprise guest or two to join the jam.
Tickets for the Soho Music Festival 2018 are limited to just 50 pairs at £99 per person to include:
- Coffee and Croissant on arrival
- 9 independent artists over three sessions
- £25 towards lunch or dinner at host venue – L’Escargot
- Afternoon Ice cold prosecco by Casanova
- Evening long London Gin Cocktail by D1
- After party with 10th artist and unannounced guest
- Six months membership of L’Escargot’s Club Privee
- Founders VIP ticket to The Soho Music Festival 2019
- Bragging rights that you were there forever.
And now, Festival Schedule and Line Up :
10 to 11am
Welcome coffee and croissant
11 to 12.30pm -
12.30 to 2.30pm Lunch
2.30pm Afternoon refreshment sponsored by Casanova - Prosecco
3.00 to 4.30pm
Katie plus Juan
5 to 7.30pm Dinner
7.30pm Evening Cocktail sponsored by D1 London Gin
8.00 to 9.30pm
Festival after-party in Salon Noir
Featuring live performance by
Mark Sullivan plus special guests
Please note that line up may be altered in exceptional circumstances
Any replacement will be of same superb standard.
ABOUT THE LOCATION
Set in the heart of Soho and conveniently located near the great theatres of London, L’Escargot has been at the epicentre of London life for almost a century. It has regularly been voted one of the best restaurants in London and has a similarly wonderful member's area with a number of beautiful Georgian rooms upstairs.
The Merit Club members received an exclusive 50% off the ticket price!
Date: 16th June 10.00am to 10.00pm
Venue details: L'Escargot, 48 Greek St, W1D 4EF London http://www.lescargot.co.uk/
Investment: £49.50 (50 percent discount)
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