David Rodigan & The Outlook Orchestra (Live)

Somerset House Summer Series with American Express®

Sun 08 Jul 2018
Doors 19.30
£33.75 (includes £3.75 booking fee)

For telephone bookings call 0333 320 2836.

The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

For 40 years David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan has been celebrated as the top dog in the promotion and celebration of reggae in Britain. This special performance features The Outlook Orchestra and some very special guests.

Rodigan’s undiminished passion for reggae music, which was initially sparked after hearing ska in the early 1960s as a schoolboy, rapidly developed into an obsession with Jamaican music that has generated an encyclopaedic knowledge of the island’s artists, songs and rhythm tracks.

He began his broadcasting career in 1978 on BBC Radio London and has championed reggae on multi-award winning slots for Capital Radio, JBC Radio in Jamaica, Kiss, Radio 2 and Radio 1Xtra, leading to an MBE for his services to broadcasting in 2012, all the while establishing a fearsome live reputation in clashes with all the top Jamaican sound systems.

His unique collection of customised dub plates and classic recordings is in more demand than ever and thankfully for loyal reggae fans of all ages he shows no signs of stopping. Don’t miss the 40th anniversary tour of a true legend and British music icon, featuring a night of very special guest artists.


+ Hollie Cook


David Rodigan is a force of nature. His spirit and passion are a rare and wonderful thing.

Annie Mac

An amazing son of the music, and an icon.


Hollie Cook

Hollie Cook is crafting her own dynamic strand of lovers rock, tracing a path from her West London roots via a diverse range of collaborations, three critically acclaimed records and stand out live appearances.

It is perhaps ironic that an artist personally connected to both the Slits and the Sex Pistols by her teenage years would go on to make love songs as intoxicatingly beautiful as this

Hollie Cook, Survive

Enhanced Tickets

A select number of Enhanced tickets are available for an additional £25.00. Ticket holders will be given access to the private East Wing Bar with a free drink on arrival and exclusive entry to The Influence Project, a photography exhibition featuring portraits of the pioneers of R&B, Funk, Soul, Afrobeat and Hip Hop. Please note the East Wing Bar sits alongside the courtyard but does not offer a clear view of the main stage. The bar is open throughout the concert and your drinks can be taken into the main courtyard.

American Express is the headline sponsor of Somerset House Summer Series

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