Shhh qui­et music fes­ti­val takes place on Sat­ur­day April 30 in its usu­al spot: Heath Street Bap­tist Church in Hampstead.

The event cel­e­brates qui­et music and it’s a real plea­sure to spend the day cocooned in the church, soothed by gen­tle music from a well-curat­ed ros­ter of artists and lis­ten to music with­out hear­ing peo­ple chat­ting about what they’ve just bought in Top­shop. Artists per­form in the beau­ti­ful church on the ground floor and also down­stairs in a spa­cious meet­ing room; there’s also a lit­tle cafe serv­ing teas, cof­fees, wine and some food. This year, there will also be a space for children.

On the line­up for this year are the mel­low, smoky sounds of Nadine Khouri, her music is sen­su­al and there’s a touch of Mazzy Star in her vocal deliv­ery. Also female quar­tet Col­lec­tress (pic­tured above) who play beau­ti­ful and orig­i­nal cham­ber music – their com­po­si­tions resem­ble film sound­tracks, some wide open and like sound­scapes, some have a spooky feel.

Also appear­ing: Gwylm Gold, Viking Moses, Aayushi, Sam Good­will, James Canty, Tom Dunne, Ireen Amnes, Fell and The Kin­dling. There will also be a few more artists added to the line­up in the com­ing months. This year, for the first time, there will be talks as well with four speak­ers lined up.

Shh music takes you away from the world and into a qui­et space to ful­ly engage with the music.

Forced Random
Forced Ran­dom played at Shhh fes­ti­val 2015 in the Bap­tist Church, Hampstead

Shhh quiet music festival 2015

Read about Shhh fes­ti­val 2015 here

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