The best pictures from this summer’s NME and BFI present: CineJam supported by Zig-Zag

Glorious weather, roof-top panoramic views of the capital and a live music + film combo - what better way to spend a summer's evening?

This summer, NME and BFI’s CineJam supported by Zig-Zag is combining live music and cinema, all taking place on a sun-kissed south London rooftop.

Hosted by the Rooftop Film Club on the top floor of Peckham’s illustrious Bussey Building, the unique event has been curated by Bastille – with the band hand-picking both the live acts and the classic films on show.

CineJam got off to the perfect start on a glorious evening last week (Wednesday July 5) with a mesmerising performance from the hotly-tipped London three-piece Jagara, who wowed the sold-out crowd with their arresting, synth-driven sound. The night was then rounded off with a rooftop screening of the Coen Brothers’ excellent O Brother, Where Art Thou? as the sun set on the capital.

Week two saw indie heroes Sundara Karma stopping by for an intimate acoustic set – their next London show is at the colossal Brixton Academy. On the other side of the rooftop, film buffs were treated to a screening of another Coen Brothers classic – 1998 comedy The Big Lebowski.

Night three of CineJam delivered a double whammy of delight with a stripped-back set from the hotly-tipped Dutch outfit The Indien, whose performance was accompanied by a picturesque rainbow backdrop. The night was then topped off with a screening of the sublime Whiplash, which has already attained classic film status since its release in 2014.

The fourth night on July 26 treated CineJam attendees to an acoustic set from guitarist Willow Robinson, who brought out the sun ahead of the night’s screening of 2000’s cult music film High Fidelity.

And night five, on July 30, saw Norwegian pop star Dagny walking among the crowd as she led a singalong of her hit single ‘Backbeat’ before the film screening: 1996’s awesome Trainspotting.

Next up on August 16 was London glam group Artificial Pleasure, who pared back their bombastic synth tunes just a little to wow the audience prior to the screening of 1994’s cult classic Pulp Fiction.

A scorching late summer’s evening made for the perfect backdrop for yet another night of live music and cinema on August 27, with the hotly-tipped Colombian solo artist Lao Ra bringing the party vibes before a screening of Martin Scorsese’s mafia epic Goodfellas (1990) rounded off the evening.

The rain abated just in time for the final scheduled CineJam of the summer on August 30 – and it’s almost not too ridiculous to suggest that it was the prodigious talent of Tom Grennan which played a major part in bringing out the sun. The London-based artist showcased his sublime talent on the rooftop with a short acoustic set prior to a screening of the 1993 crime film True Romance, which was written by Quentin Tarantino.

Check out the best pictures from CineJam 2017 below, and be sure to get yourself along to a night of music and film at CineJam in the coming weeks – the full schedule of events can be found here.