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Somerset House Summer Series 2010: First acts announced

Florence & The Machine

Story by Jack Foley

AIR, Corinne Bailey Rae, Florence & The Machine (pictured), Mystery Jets, N-Dubz, Noah & the Whale, Soul II Soul, The Temper Trap and The XX are the first acts to be announced as headliners for the 2010 Somerset House Summer Series.

The open-air concert series at Somerset House is a unique event in the summer’s live music calendar and this year’s programme runs from July 8 to 18.

In addition, the event will bring together five different musical strands of young London – Camberwell’s Florence, Twickenham’s Mystery Jets and Noah & The Whale, Camden’s N-Dubz, and Wandsworth’s The xx.

The series finale, meanwhile, offers a rare live outing from London legends Soul II Soul, celebrating the 21 year anniversary of the seminal Club Classics Vol.1.

In addition, N-Dubz’s headline show will feature special guests and collaborations, and open with a performance by a group of young, breaking artists from across London who will have taken part in the What Next workshop programme run by Somerset House in association with Bigga Fish and Metropolis Music.

A further announcement of headliners and supports will be made very soon. But tickets for the current headliners go on sale at 9am on March 26 and are priced from £20 to £27.50 (plus booking fee).

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The line-up so far (all July 2010)…

8 – Mystery Jets
9 – Air
10 – Noah & The Whale
11 – N-Dubz
12 – The Temper Trap
13 – The XX
14 – TBA
15 – Florence & The Machine
16 – Corinne Bailey Rae
17 – TBA
18 – Soul II Soul