Spitalfields Music Festival 2024 is announced

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Spitalfields Music Festival 2024 is here! From 27th June – 10th July 2024, we’re bringing internationally acclaimed musicians into incredible venues around London’s East End. World premieres, cutting-edge new music, cross-artform collaborations and classic repertoire sit at the heart of the festival, which celebrates the extraordinary breadth of classical music.

Curated by Spitalfields Music Chief Executive, Sarah Gee, the 2024 festival places a particular focus on the work of women and female-identifying composers and brings together acclaimed national and international artists of different styles, traditions, genres and artforms for two weeks of unique performances in beautiful and quirky venues.

Sarah Gee, Chief Executive of Spitalfields Music says:

This year, we have drawn inspiration from local history by showcasing works linked to our street markets, our own Royal Palace, and new neighbours, The Vagina Museum. We’re inviting people to join us in singing some of Fleetwod Mac’s greatest hits – one of the UK’s great bands, and founded by a Bethnal Green local lad – and we’re presenting the world-famous Academy of St. Martin in the Fields for the first time, in a glorious evening of music for string orchestra, including a memorial to Stephen Lawrence, over 30 years since his murder. We’ll also have four walking tours, so people have the chance to understand more about the area of London we’re so proud to call home.

Young Londoners feature through performances by over a hundred singers from local primary schools, and a whimsical look at advertising through the ages, including an interactive market stall. We’re also partnering with the Royal Academy of Music to take performances into local schools, ensuring everyone has access to music of the highest quality on their doorsteps.

We’re profiling music about climate change, grief and loss, and female-identifying truck drivers, so there’s something for everyone. We’re seeking out lesser-heard composers whose work deserves a wider audience, so there will be unmissable moments. But underpinning everything we do are the twin imperatives to shine a light on fascinating stories from today and the past, and to make the experience of sharing music with others a joyful, welcoming and enriching experience.

Tickets are on sale now, browse through the lineup today.