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Somerset House Summer Series 2009: First acts announced

The Ting Tings

Story by Jack Foley

GRACE Jones, Athlete and The Ting Tings (pictured) are among the first acts to be announced for the 2009 Somerset House Summer Series.

The open-air concert series at Somerset House is a unique event in the summer’s live music calendar. This year’s programme runs from July 9 to 18 and the headliners are announced in two phases.

The first phase of headliners will see London’s premiere open air venue welcoming Grace Jones, Lily Allen, The Ting Tings, Pendulum and Athlete, with the second half of the line-up to be announced on April 29.

The first phase dates are as follows….

July 9 – Grace Jones
July 11 – Lily Allen
July 14 – The Ting Tings
July 15 – Pendulum
July 17 – Athlete

Somerset House has effortlessly established itself as a much-loved destination for live music in London.

For the past seven years, sell out crowds have seen performances from Lambchop, Orbital, Goldfrapp, Calexico, Bloc Party, PJ Harvey, Doves, Sigur Ros, Belle & Sebastian, Justice, Duffy, Adele, Air, Prodigy, Erykah Badu, Robert Plant, Mogwai, Amy Winehouse, Hot Chip, and The Roots, amongst others.

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Ticket prices are as follows: Grace Jones £45, Lily Allen, Pendulum £27.50, Athlete £25, The Ting Tings £22.50, plus booking fee. Tickets go on sale from April 23, 2009.