Darbar Festival 2020
On sale to Barbican Members Plus 10am Mon 9 Mar
On sale to Barbican Members 10am Wed 11 Mar
On general sale 10am Mon 16 Mar
Explore the finest Indian classical music in the heart of London.
Founded in memory of Gurmit Singh Ji Virdee, an inspirational tabla player and teacher, Darbar Festival is now in its fifteenth year and returns to the Barbican and dance performances at Sadler’s Wells with more ground-breaking concerts and performances featuring world class maestros and impressive emerging talent.
The classical music of India is among the oldest continual musical traditions of the world, and dates back thousands of years. Darbar Festival is founded on the belief that everyone should have the chance to experience live performances of this life-changing art form.
Presented by Darbar in association with Barbican
Indian Music Appreciation Course
Delve into the Indian musical tradition with this one day course – the essential all-singing, all-dancing guide to everything you wanted to know about Indian classical music but were afraid to ask.
Listen: Indian Classical Music
The quintessential Indian Classical Music playlist - this is music of drama, depth and dedication suitable for novices and experts alike.
Barbican Sessions: Soumik Datta
Deep within the Barbican, British Indian composer Soumik Datta performs ‘From Raag to Reel’ on his custom built, fretless sarod (a 19-stringed instrument).