Life’s a beach at The Roundhouse Summer Sessions arts festival

Funk Da Cirque

The Roundhouse has announced a major new multi-arts festival for this summer.

Roundhouse Summer Sessions, taking place this July and August, will present live music, dance, comedy, cabaret, spoken word and live-scored cinema in an intimate, table-seated setting.

The incredible, eclectic line-up includes the world premiere live scoring of There Will Be Blood performed by London Contemporary Orchestra featuring Jonny Greenwood who wrote the score.

There will be headline performances from Sinéad O’Connor, Chilly Gonzales and Ólafur Arnalds, a preview of new work from BalletBoyz and performances from rising star Andreya Triana.

Sinead O'Conner

Also involved are Penguin Café, Kid Koala’s multi-disciplinary adaptation of his graphic novel Nufonia Must Fall, Funk Da Cirque, Boom + Bang Cabaret, the Roundhouse Poetry Slam Grand Final and The Nest Collective host London’s biggest Ceilidh.

A major highlight of Summer Sessions will be the return of the Reverb Festival, this year curated by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Imogen Heap.

Reverb aims to bring cutting-edge contemporary music to a whole new audience by redefining the rules and shattering boundaries.

Featuring an exclusive first performance of Imogen’s long-awaited fourth album Sparks, the weekend will include live performances from Tim Exile, Leafcutter John, London Contemporary Orchestra, Nick Ryan and The Norwegian Girls’ Choir.

The festival will also involve performances, contributions and close collaboration with participants from the Roundhouse’s creative programme for 11-25 year-olds including the broadcast trainees, who will be involved in live streaming content.

Over the summer, the Roundhouse will become a daily destination where festival-goers can enjoy the sunshine at North London’s very own ‘seaside’ resort, Camden Beach, which also returns for the third year running.

On the terrace, Camden’s biggest outdoor space, there will be 150 tonnes of the finest sand, deckchairs, beach huts, ping-pong, live music and some of the best food pop-ups in the city.

The Roundhouse will become the essential venue for summer revelry and the very best in live music and performance.

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