Details of outdoor London gigs to take place in July revealed

Richard Hawley, Jessie Ware and Band Of Horses are among the names confirmed for this year’s Summer Series at Somerset House. Scroll down to watch a video of Jessie Ware speaking about playing the series again.

The annual series of gigs will run from July 11-21 this year at London’s Somerset House. Joining the line-up will also be Alex Clare, Lianne La Havas, Swedish duo First Aid Kit, Of Monsters and Men, Tom Odell and Edward Sharpe and The Magentic Zeros.

The Summer Series at Somerset House will also see the return of both Goldfrapp and Basement Jaxx, with the big name acts performing on the final two nights of the series on July 20 and 21 respectively.

Speaking about his appearance on July 14, Richard Hawley said: “Playing Somerset House is the venue along with Greenwich Observatory. I’ve always hoped I might get a chance of playing as they are both connected deeply with our country’s history. I’m a bit of a history lover truth be told so I’m really looking forward to it, you never know they might let me have a look around the place then I can visit the shop and bring me mum a tea towel home like a proper tourist. Oh and we get to play some rock’n’roll … result”.

The 2013 Somerset House Summer Series dates are as follows:

Alex Clare (July 11)
Band Of Horses (12)
Lianne La Havas (13)
Richard Hawley (14)
First Aid Kit (15)
Of Monsters and Men (16)
Tom Odell (17)
Jessie Ware (18)
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (19)
Goldfrapp (20)
Basement Jaxx (21)

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 15 March priced £27.50 (plus booking fee).