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Landside gigs at Heathrow

You do not have to be flying anywhere.  Just turn up at Heathrow T5 and enjoy the music. Or if you are in the business and passing through take a look at some up-and-coming talent.

Europe’s busiest airport, Heathrow, has partnered with global music community Sofar Sounds, renowned for launching the careers of Billie Eilish and Leon Bridges, to curate a line-up to play on a new Terminal 5 stage throughout the summer.

Already taken place is a set of live performances by acoustic rock band China Bears, folk singer-songwriter The Halfway Kid, and RnB artist Olivia Nelson who this year was named Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Runner-Up.

There are still more shows to come – music execs flying in, people jetting off on summer holidays and those collecting loved ones will have the chance to catch the remaining performances on two dates in July. The first will take place on Friday 12 July, which is set to break another record of passenger numbers, and the second will take place on Wednesday 24 July.

Karoline Komolafe of Sofar Sounds commented: "The Heathrow Introducing stage isn't just about providing entertainment, it's about propelling careers to new heights. It’s a game-changer for those aiming to break into the industry, especially with festival season at its peak, offering exposure to execs travelling through the hub – you can only get this at Heathrow.

“We’ve loved picking out who we think are the most promising and genuinely exciting acts that are starting out right now, and I think Heathrow passengers are going to have a brilliant time at the gigs”.

Tonia Fielding, Director of Services at Heathrow, comments: "Heathrow has long been hailed as the UK’s gateway to the world. We’re proud that we’re providing people from around the globe the chance to experience the best of Britain’s emerging musical talent and a taste of UK culture from the moment they reach the airport, while helping British talent supercharge their careers at the same time”.

www.heathrow.com

www.sofarsounds.com

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