For the whole month of June, there’s a free, yes FREE music and culture festival in Soho. The hub space PLATFORM LDN, at 3 Carnaby Street, will host a whole heap of fun events. Think a Reprezent Radio residency with live broadcasts, a panel event with GRM Daily, and exclusive book signings with legendary DJ Jumping Jack Frost and BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s DJ Target, to name a few.
Soho Music Month is in line with the Mayor of London’s Sounds Life London initiative, which champions London’s world-class music offerings.
Get your dance-on every single Thursday evening throughout the month with ‘The Newburgh Quarter Sessions’ – a series of free outdoor gigs dedicated to showcasing the diversity of the London music scene. They’ll take place at ‘The Plug’ on Foubert’s Place in the Newburgh Quarter from 5-9pm. Head down for the hottest new upcoming talent and sunshine.
Here are some of the events we’ll be heading to, but for a full list of events see here.
1st June – 1st July, PLATFORM LDN
Red Bull Music is collaborating with sub-culture documenters Olivia Rose and Hattie Collins (This is Grime) on a unique exhibition exploring the role pirate radio has played in UK music culture. Expect to be immersed in the stories, sounds and selectors behind these stations, before looking at what the future of radio culture holds.
7th June, 5pm – 9pm, Carnaby’s Newburgh Quarter
16th June, Berwick Street, Soho
As a celebration of women in music, the Independent Label Market is curating an incredible all-female line-up for the very first time.
For one day only, female-led independent record labels will take over Soho’s Berwick Street Market with a seriously special selection of vinyl stalls.
26th June, PLATFORM LDN
Have a crash course in DJing with London’s hottest all female DJ crew Rock The Belles, headed up by BBC 1Xtra Mix DJ Emily Rawson.
28th June, 5pm – 9pm, Carnaby’s Newburgh Quarter
Dirty Bones resident female DJs spin old-school hip-hop, funk and soul. Tuck into limited edition Mac Daddy sliders with proceeds going towards charity partner Youth Music and taste the limited edition Doo Wop cocktail, that’s being launched especially for the event. Erm, YUM.