Camden Market is set to host the UK’s first public live series of music events since the lockdown, with eight ticketed, free open-air weekend performances commencing Saturday 25th July through to 16th August, under the banner ‘Camden Unlocked’.
A celebration of the capital partially reopening, Camden Market has appointed Xfm founder and NME Radio station manager Sammy Jacob and live agent Neil O’Brien to produce the eclectic series of live events at the Stables Market Amphitheatre.
A single act will perform each Friday, Saturday or Sunday afternoon, with the programme featuring semi-acoustic sets from Miles Kane, Shaun Escoffery, Stone Foundation, Sons of Pitches, Newton Faulkner, John Power, Mae Muller and The Puppini Sisters, along with DJ sets by Don Letts, Solar Radio and Shiine On.
Free ticket entry will be limited to 150 per day, on a first come first served basis via CAMDENMARKET.COM/UNLOCKED , where visitors will be provided with further information, including ticket registration details.
Sammy Jacob said, “Having watched the economy, and specifically the live industry being decimated, the idea of sitting around and doing nothing was not an option. I was keen to make sure as soon as conditions permitted we were able to return to some form of live music normality. The key was to find a suitable location that met government guidelines, without severely impacting the experience. Being based in Camden Market the answer was right there in front of me – the Stables Market Amphitheatre with its open-air controlled space, and inbuilt audience dividers in the form of handrails that run down the length of the stepped theatre. I called Neil O’Brien, who took a look and got it immediately. Camden Market were also rapidly onboard providing financial support, in addition to providing free retail space in support of the Music Venue Trust”.
Neil O’Brien commented, “I am incredibly excited to help programme the artists appearing at one of the first live music events to take place in London for over three months. The artists involved have been absolutely brilliant and extremely supportive – reflecting the diverse nature of what Camden Market has to offer. It’s great to be able to get everyone safely back together, to enjoy the power of good music and good times”.
Health and safety will be paramount, with social distancing being implemented and the wearing of Facemasks encouraged. There will also be hand sanitiser dispensers available throughout the area.
Camden Unlocked dates as follows:
Saturday 25th July Miles Kane
Sunday 26th July Shaun Escoffery + Solar Radio DJ Set
Friday 31st July Sons of Pitches
Saturday 1st August Don Letts DJ Set + Newton Faulkner
Friday 7th August Jon Power John Power + Shiiine On DJ Set
Saturday 8th August Stone Foundation (acoustic set)
Saturday 15th August Mae Muller
Sunday 16th August The Puppini Sisters