Gossip, Photo: Lee Broomfield


Somerset House Summer Series with American Express

Sun 21 Jul 2019
Doors 19.30
£41.25 (includes £3.75 booking fee)

For telephone bookings call 0333 320 2836 (choose option 1)

The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

The rumours are true. Gossip are reuniting for a special tenth anniversary tour, celebrating their breakthrough record and cult album Music For Men and bringing the band together on stage for the first time since 2012.

Approximate timings (not including Soulection on Sat 20 July when doors open at 16.00)

Doors: 19.30
Big Joanie: 20.00
Gossip: 21.00
Curfew: 22.30

Please note these times are subject to change

Who can forget the first time they heard the electrifying urgency of proto, disco-punk anthem Standing in the Way of Control and the righteous firebrand fury of iconic frontwoman Beth Ditto, which shook up the music industry for good. Gossip hit their prime with the release of critically acclaimed album Music For Men in 2009, described by the Guardian as “a raised fist of a record”.

The trio’s blistering brand of soulful southern swagger brought queer politics to the mainstream, confronted body politics head on and singularly refused to be pigeonholed or ignored, landing magazine covers around the world.

Set against Nathan Howdeshell’s jagged riffs, slabs of synth and Hannah Bilile’s pulsing drums, Beth Ditto's voice remains a thing of wonder; tender, but also capable of unleashing a ferocious range and positively exuding starpower.

It feels like the perfect moment for these straight-talking, rebel rousing icons to make a return, at a time when the political, cultural, gender and sexuality issues that fired and inspired Gossip’s anthems are so much a part of our daily currency. And for thrills and sweaty, outrageous fun, a perfect climax to this year’s Summer Series.


If you require access to our platform for wheelchair users please call 0333 320 2836.

Please note that tickets are subject to availability.

The greatest punk rock 'n' roll disco soul band on the planet

Gossip, Standing in the Way of Control


Black feminist punk band Big Joanie are like The Ronettes filtered through 80s DIY and 90s riot grrrl, but with a sprinkling of dashikis.

In 2016 their self-released, haunting single Crooked Room established the trio amongst London's thriving DIY punk scene and they’ve since toured the UK and Europe supporting acts such as Downtown Boys, Shopping and Parquet Courts.

Big Joanie, It's You