From spellbinding classical concerts and stirring acoustic reworks to funk-soul throwbacks and glorious deep house nostalgia, Albert Hall celebrates the arrival of summer with another slate of unmissable gigs over the Early May Bank Holiday Weekend and beyond.

Manchester Camerata Presents: Disruptors | Thu 2 May | 7pm-11pm | £6.50-£28.50

Performed in the round – a 360-degree set-up in which the audience surrounds the musicians – Manchester Camerata bring their full ensemble to Albert Hall for a rare, captivatingly immersive rendition of two iconic Beethoven works alongside a brand new commission by Carmel Smickersmill, unleashing the full force of their orchestral power across a night of radical classical performance.

Full Circle: Alex Mills, Amine Edge, Huxley, Infinity Ink, Jimmy Switch, Josh Butler B2B Second City, Miguel Campbell & more | Fri 3 May | 9pm-4am | From £23

The following evening, Albert Hall flexes its unrivalled musical eclecticism with an overnight switch to the golden era of Deep House, as Alex Mills, Shadow Child, Infinity Ink and several other decorated DJs and producers hit the stage for a nostalgic odyssey back to the halcyon days of cavernous beats and prowling basslines.

Craig Charles Funk + Soul House Party: Heather Smalls, The Real Thing + Loose Ends | Sat 4 May | 8pm-2am | £38.95

On Sat 4 May, groove titan Craig Charles returns to Albert Hall with another blockbuster edition of his floor-filling Funk + Soul House Party, supported by a stellar cohort of legendary British talent, with euphoric vibes and irresistible tunes playing until 2am.

30 Years of Cafe Mambo: Classics in the City | Sun 5 May | 9pm-4am | From £27.95

Returning to the city for one night only to celebrate their 30th birthday, the team behind fabled Ibiza party hotspot Cafe Mambo take over Albert Hall with their biggest line-up to date, bringing unmissable electronic sets from Roger Sanchez, Marshall Jefferson, Kings Of Tomorrow and more.

Sleeping At Last | Wed 8 May | 7pm-11pm | From £26.31

Boasting over 2.8bn streams and song credits in more than a hundred movies, tv shows, performances and adverts, Chicagoan singer-songwriter and composer Ryan O’Neil presents an intimate one-off evening featuring acoustic reimaginations of his best-loved songs, with a setlist featuring favourites from a two-decade career under his moniker, Sleeping At Last.

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Published on:
Fri 19 Apr 2024