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Live Music: June Edition

Camden Market’s Music Monthly

Wed 5 Jun

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From South American hip-hop to a Mental Health Showcase to American Blues, we’ve picked out the best live music gigs happening in Camden this June.

Thank the lord, summer has officially arrived with longer days and even better vibes. This month is the most diverse yet with South American artists hitting Camden for European tours, two showcases and of course, up and coming talent.

We usually keep this list short and sweet but there are too many gigs to miss, so we’ve graced you with seven gigs. Make sure to book your tickets now before they sell out!

Halsey // Electric Ballroom // 10th June

Who? The New Jersey native is a worldwide sensation with several hit albums showcasing her dark, gritty electro-pop. Her latest single ‘Nightmare veers from her early days with an undercurrent of social activism.

How much? £21 entry

Benumu // Camden Assembly // 13th June

Who? In collaboration with Mind, Benumu is putting on a charity music event to raise funds for mental health awareness. The line up includes: Lion Machine 23 // Tugboat Captain // Pynch // Coral Palms

How much? Free entry but donations towards Mind will be very much appreciated.

Johnny Hooker // Dingwalls // 20th June

Who? A songwriter and performer hailing from Brazil, Johnny Hooker blends samba, Brega, frevo, guitarrada and axé music to challenge gender norms and Brazilian expressions.

How much? £13 entry

Grace Carter // The Jazz Cafe // 20th June

Who? Carter grew up listening to the sounds of Lauren Hill and Nina Simone, by her late teens she converted her bedroom into a makeshift studio and taught herself to play piano through YouTube videos.

How much?£15 entry

Flora Matos // Camden Assembly // 21st June

Who? One of the biggest MC’s in South American, Flora Matos is a Brazilian lyricist master, with a piercing flow and tectonic rhymes whose finally bringing her tracks to British shores.

How much? £10 entry

Watermelon Slim // Blues Kitchen // 25th June

Who? Two-time award winner of MOJO Magazine and Blues Music Awards, Watermelon Slim has an ever-expanding career of ramshackle grandeur. His musical inspiration comes from his past as a truck driver: Slim’s songs perfectly capture those long hours.

How much? £5 entry

Soundskool Summer Showcase // Roundhouse // 27th June

Who? Our neighbours, Roundhouse is hosting the final year showcase for Soundskool’s 2018/2019 graduates. Live performances will range from rappers to singer-songwriters. You’ll find a star in the making here.

How much? £5 entry / £3.50 student entry

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Solomons’ Yard // Middle Yard // 22nd June - 24th August

Who? If you hadn’t heard, the infamous Peaky Blinders and 1920’s themed music and street food celebration is BACK. This summer will be filled with the hottest DJs and succulent street food hailing from our West Yard.

How much? £5 early bird entry

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