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An Orchestral Journey Into Drum & Bass


Drum & bass imprint RAM Records presents a special, celebratory orchestral rendition of their catalogue, performed by over 40 musicians and professional alumni from Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

The evening of celebration will take audiences on an epic orchestral journey into the genre, with the Guildhall Session Orchestra joined by a DJ, percussion and singers, performing many of RAM’s biggest hits. Classic RAM releases from the likes of Chase & Status, Wilkinson, Sub Focus, Origin Unknown, DJ Fresh, and RAM Trilogy will be performed among interpretations of more recent releases from Mandidextrous, Culture Shock, Mob Tactics, Andy C and Raiser by the orchestra, elevated by undaunted stage production to match the energy on stage.

Start time: 8pm

Approximate running time: 110 mins, plus 20 min interval.

Please note all timings are approximate and subject to change.

This performance will contain flashing lights and lasers.

Presented by the Barbican in association with Weird Science and Guildhall School of Music & Drama.


Photo credit: Sophie Harbinson.

Important information about your visit

Special Effects
Please note there will be strobing and flashing light effects and visuals throughout the show, with heavy haze and high volume levels. Ear plugs will be available from Barbican Hosts on the doors and at the Bars. There will be a quiet space in the Stalls Lounge on Level -1 for anyone who needs to take a moment outside of the auditorium, and the audience is welcome to come in and out of the Hall throughout the performance.

Filming & Photography
This performance will be filmed and photographed.

Bags & Belongings
Like most London venues, we operate a bag search policy. All bags belonging to visitors are subject to search by our trained staff. To help, please bring minimal possessions with you when you visit. Our cloakrooms are open but limited space is available, so please don’t bring any large bags, luggage, or long umbrellas with you as these can’t be taken into our venues.

Illegal Substances Policy
We operate a zero tolerance policy on the use of illegal drugs and substances in our venues.

Zero Tolerance
The Barbican is a place of safety and respect for everyone who works here, uses our venue, or visits to enjoy our experiences. Please take a moment to read our Zero Tolerance statement before your visit.

The OrchestRAM After Party
Join the RAM family at Lafayette in Kings Cross (a short trip from The Barbican) for an intimate house party at one of London’s best new venues. Tickets available from:

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