King’s Cross Summer Sounds 2022 | Free music festival returns to N1

Local and international artists will perform over 12 days.

King’s Cross Summer Sounds returns on 10 August 2022

King’s Cross will be filled with the sounds of music this August as its annual free music festival returns. Previously known as Cubitt Sessions, the King’s Cross Summer Sounds sees 12 days of festivities from local and international artists at Coal Drops Yard, kick starting on 10 August.

The 2022 theme, Connected Communities, embraces the cultural diversity of the London district. Visitors can enjoy music every evening from 6.30pm-8.30pm and on Sundays from 1pm-6pm.

Opening the festival is celebrated Flamenco composer and guitarist Paco Peña and Friends. Other festival highlights include folk quartet Tacla; alternative pop duo APRE; and an Evening of Songs from the Shows featuring Danial Boys. Closing out the festival on 21 August is the world-renowned London Community Gospel Choir.

King’s Cross Summer Sounds Programme:

• Wed 10 Aug – Paco Peña & Friends

• Thu 11 Aug – Tacla, Gypsy jazzers from North Wales

• Fri 12 Aug – APRE pop duo supported by Zola Courtney

• Sat 13 Aug – Evening of Songs from the Shows, Danial Boys & Guests.

• Sun 14 Aug – A celebration of the piano featuring Iyad Sughayer (classical) and Ross Stanley (jazz)

• Mon 15 Aug – We are The Monsters, pioneering contemporary folk music

• Tue 16 Aug – Sophie Crawford and George Sansome; Belinda O’Hooley ‘Inversions’

• Wed 17 Aug – Christy O’Donnell

• Thu 18 Aug – VOŁOSI

• Fri 19 Aug – Laurence Cummings & Royal Academy of Music Baroque Soloists

• Sat 20 Aug – Young artists from English National Opera

• Sun 21 Aug – A celebration of the Community Voice – London Community Gospel Choir

And it’s not just musical performances, there will also be a sci-fi dance spectacle, Future Cargo, from The Place. The show in a 40-foot haulage truck, will be the only paid-for, ticketed event during Summer Sounds, taking place from 10-13 August and 18-20 August.

  • King’s Cross Summer Sounds runs from 10-22 August 2022. Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross, N1C 4DQ. Nearest station: King’s Cross St Pancras. Free to attend. Performances daily at 6.30pm-8.30pm. For more information, visit the King’s Cross website.

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Posted on 20 Jul 2022, in Entertainment, Festivals, London, music and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Fantastic information! Thanks so much for putting this together. Im planning to visit London soon.

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