Shhh quiet music festival is happening this year on Saturday April 30 in its usual spot: Heath Street Baptist Church in Hampstead. 12 noon to 11pm.

The yearly 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.

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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. Check out the shhfestival site here


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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