Presented by The Magpie's Nest and Southbank Centre, the first ever live event in the Queen Elizabeth Hall roof garden sees Mary Hampton performing the opening show of her Secret Gardens & Enchanted Follies tour.
Based on Mary's fascination with the possession of beauty through the pursuit of idealism, this event sees her performing new repertoire from the forthcoming album Folly under a rising eclipsed full moon.
Hailed as one of the true originals of the 'new' folk scene, Mary's fragile, haunting voice perfectly conveys the surreal satires, bittersweet romanticism and incisive wit of her songs. The gig is also the debut for her new five-piece band Cotillion, and reveals the continued development of her writing and sound world.
Come early and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and support musicians who are performing around the garden for the first 30 minutes in this celebration of nature and culture.
This will be an all weather concert so come prepared for rain or shine - waterproofs or pillows or both.
Supported by SoundUK and Arts Council England
'Terrifying and gorgeous... unusual and strong... epic and tiny.' (fRoots)
'Songs... recline with shimmering sensuality in various shady cloaks of weirdness... fragility, desolation and humour.' (The Telegraph)Performers
Mary Hampton voice, guitar
Jo Burke fiddle, vocals
Alistair Strachan cornet, percussion
Alice Eldrige cello, vocals
Seth Bennett double bass