London Gig Guide (March 2020)

London Gig Guide – March cover

At times, we are the first to lose track of how many exciting music events happen in London each month, so we have decided to offer you some sort of “public musical service”, meant for all the locals and passers-by, with the aim of suggesting where to listen to some good music in the British capital.

Get your agenda ready, click on the artworks & check out our live music picks!

AWAN FESTIVAL (05/03 to 29/03)

BBC6 MUSIC FESTIVAL (06/03 to 08/03)

KAMPIRE + BOKO! BOKO! @ THE JAZZ CAFE (06/03)

FLAWA 2020 OPENING PARTY @ EARTH (06/03)

GLOBAL BEATS CLUBAFRIKAN BOY + SARONDE & MORE @ HOOTANANNY (06/03)

WARA X KALLEMI @ ULU LIVE (07/03)

IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS @ CORSICA STUDIOS (10/03)

SHABAKA HUTCHINGS‘S ONE FEST @ EARTH (14/03)

PRINCESS NOKIA @ EARTH (20/03)

SIMO LAGNAWI + GAIA MOBILIJ @ TRAMSHED (21/03)

3MA @ THE JAZZ CAFE (22/03)

LET DRUM BEAT @ RICH MIX (27/03)

 

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