A huge line-up of Transgressive artists gathers to celebrate the label's 10th anniversary, compered by BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens.
Having reached the top-30 midweek for their second, critically acclaimed album Alarms in the Heart, and following main stage appearances at Reading/Leeds, the London rock band Dry the River takes to the Barbican stage for the first time.
Following a decade of pop hits, vivid sonic experimentation, and sell-out shows at Brixton Academy and Royal Festival Hall, Mystery Jets presents a one-off set featuring material new and old, including – in the spirit of the occasion – a few classics not heard for some years.
Multi-talented folk act Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit complete tonight an epic journey that has seen them embark on a sold out tour of North America and Europe in support of their third album Country Mile.
Marika Hackman is one of the UK’s finest new voices. Currently recording her much-anticipated debut album with Charlie Andrew (Alt-J), Hackman will be joined by her full-band, providing a moment for audiences to witness a special, emerging artist hitting her stride.
Founded ten years ago by self-proclaimed ‘music nerds’, Tim Dellow and Toby L., who were 19 at the time, Transgressive has grown over the years to become a management and publishing company. Most recently, Tim and Toby have become founding partners and joint creative directors of LoveLive, the TV production and digital media company responsible for live streaming Rihanna’s infamous 777 tour, as well as filming Eminem, Madonna, Adele, and more. Transgressive has signed and worked with diverse artists including Foals, Flume, At The Drive-In, Two Door Cinema Club, Graham Coxon, Regina Spektor, The Shins, The Antlers, Neon Indian, Africa Express, Noisettes, Iron & Wine and many others.
For all those with and without tickets, fans are advised to arrive early at 6.30pm for a special opening performance by Cosmo Sheldrake on the FreeStage.