Nothing But Music: Annie Mac announces the launch of AMP LONDON.
Britain’s premier music tastemaker Annie Mac has announced the next chapter for her renowned AMP events brand with the launch of the inaugural AMP LONDON which will run from Wednesday 27th March to Saturday 30thMarch.
Over the course of just four days, AMP LONDON will take over the UK's capital with an unprecedented line-up of over forty live music acts playing across fourteen different venues. The unmissable live shows will be complemented with two days of talks and discussion held at Moth Club. All unique experiences and all carefully curated by Annie Mac herself.
"AMP LONDON is an accumulation of what we’ve done for years." says Annie "Prioritising music discovery and supporting bands and artists, AMP LONDON aims to celebrate and consolidate London’s globally renowned music scene, inspire conversations around music, and, ultimately create something that is culturally impactful and invigorating for music lovers of multiple genres.”
Showcasing a broad range of the hottest upcoming and established artists and bands, across a multitude of genres (from Dancehall to Punk), AMP LONDON will encompass intimate underplays with all acts playing in venues far smaller than their usual tour stops. Those featured on the line-up across these shows (at venues ranging from the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club through XOYO to Miranda) will include: Brits Critics Choice winner Sam Fender, BBC Sound of 2019 nominated Mahalia, Theophilus London (whose show will be a London exclusive), Australian DIY Punk heroes Amyl & The Sniffers, critically acclaimed Rina Sawayama, Grime legend Chip and hotly-tipped-for-2019 Puma Blue alongside Jimothy Lacoste, Koffee, Kojey Radical and Annie Mac herself.
AMP LONDON will also boast the (already sold out) Printworks rave, a surprise take-over at Oval Space and a closing party at The Hackney Empire (proceeds from which will be donated to London based charity, Art Against Knives). Both the Oval Space and The Hackney Empire shows feature a secret star-studded line-up to be revealed in March.
Accompanying the live shows will be two daytime events of talks at Moth Club in Hackney, featuring discussion around the future and evolution of today’s music artists and industry. The first, on Friday 28th March, will be dedicated to ‘The Industry’, while the second, on Saturday 29th March, will focus on ‘The Next Generation’. Covering a broad-range of timely topics, from ‘Banning Artists: Should the industry play judge and jury?’ to ‘Feminism and Rap: How will the female voice impact rap music in 2019?’, both days will feature panels of leading figures from the music industry and youth culture.
AMP LONDON follows AMP SOUNDS which took over London throughout February 2018 and encompassed a selection of carefully curated raves with the finest DJs, showcase events with the most exciting new acts, and big one-off shows featuring the best ofAMP past and present. Established talent like Jessie Ware, Tom Misch, Wolf Alice and The Black Madonna made special appearances alongside new faces Dream Wife, Sunflower Bean and Superorganism for some really special shows, culminating in a closing party at The Roundhouse which included Sam Smith, Stefflon Don and Years & Years on the bill and raised £30,000 for the venue’s titular charity.
AMP LONDON will prove a vital music event for 2019. Tickets for AMP LONDON go on general sale Friday 1st February at 9am and will be available to purchase here: http://gigst.rs/AMPLondon. Pre-sales will be available to purchase from 9am on Wednesday, 30th January here: http://gigst.rs/AMPLdnPre.
AMP LONDON MARCH 2019
@ MOTH CLUB - RINA SAWAYMAYA, GEORGIA, SUZI WU
@ OSLO - MAHALIA, KOJEY RADICAL, CELESTE
@ XOYO - THEOPHILUS LONDON, JIMOTHY LACOSTE (+MORE TBC)
@ BETHNAL GREEN WORKING MENS CLUB - SAM FENDER, ANOTHER SKY
@ HOXTON BAR & KITCHEN - PUMA BLUE, BABEHEAVEN, MIINK
@ MIRANDA - CHIP (+ MORE TBA)
@ PICKLE FACTORY - ANNIE MAC (+ MORE TBA)
@ SEBRIGHT ARMS - KOFFEE, ALICAI HARLEY, SIR DJ COREY
@ PRINTWORKS - ANNIE MAC, DJ KOZE, GEORGE FITZGERALD B2B DJ SEINFELD, PAUL WOOLFORD VS SPECIAL REQUEST, CATZ ‘N DOGZ, PBR STREETGANG, PROSPA, MAFALDA, ANU, MARTHA – SOLD OUT
@ OLD BLUE LAST - BIG ZUU, JELANI BLACKMAN (+MORE TBA)
@ SHACKLEWELL ARMS - AMYL & THE SNIFFERS, PIP BLOM, SQUID
@ COURTYARD THEATRE - TO BE ANNOUNCED
@ MOTH CLUB – ‘INDUSTRY’ DAYTIME CONFERENCE
@ OVAL SPACE - SPECIAL GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED
@ HACKNEY EMPIRE - SPECIAL GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED
@ MOTH CLUB – ‘NEXT GENERATION’ DAYTIME CONFERENCE