Summer time in London wouldn’t be complete without a generous helping of free arts entertainment at ‘the king of alfresco venues’, The Scoop at More London. Presenting an impressive programme of free fringe, music and award-winning theatre and film the More London Free Festival takes place at The Scoop at More London; a sunken, 1000-seater, riverside amphitheatre on the South Bank with stunning views of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lunchtime and evening from 8 – 31 August enjoy the Free Music in the open air. Showcasing a huge variety of musical talent there is something to suit everyone's taste.
West End Kids 8th August, 12:30pm & 6:30pm
West End Kids is the UK's highest profile musical theatre song and dance troupe, made up of talented young singer/dancers from across the South of England. They will be performing two very different routines to suit the lunchtime and evening audiences.
We Sing You Sing 9th August, 12:30pm
We Sing U Sing is a charity that believes by creating, rehearsing and performing music, young people can help to improve their self-esteem. Led by professional musicians, watch the joy and enthusiasm, or join in!
London Gay Men's Chorus 9th August, 6:30pm
The return of Europe's largest and best known gay men's choir. They will perform a wide repertoire with their usual excellence and enthusiasm.
Klaus & Chantelle's Songwriting Lunch Hour 10th August, 12:30pm
Listen to some of Klaus White and Chantelle Duncan's music and contribute to the songwriting process. All ideas welcome!
The AllStars Collective 10th August, 6:30
The AllStars Collective return each Friday as part of their summer residency at More London. Gathering here every Friday throughout the Music Festival there will be a selection of 40 of the UK's top session musicians which make up The AllStars. A hugely enjoyable nigh, come early to guarantee entrance.
Saskia Says - EMI Music Sound Foundation 15th August, 12:30pm
Saskia Says are a pop-rock four piece band that performs catchy, feel-good tunes. They are part of the EMI Music Sound Foundation, an independent music education charity.
Ronnie Scott's Rejects & swing-dance lessons 15th August, 6:30pm
Fronted by the sassy singer Hazel Holder, Ronnie Scott's Reject's repertoire explores the great show tunes of the 1930s and 40s. The evening's entertainment will be preceded by a beginner's fun swing-dance lesson.
Greg Heath/Nick Meier Group 16th August, 12:30pm
Highly acclaimed UK-based Swiss guitarist, Nicolas Meier has teamed up with Kiwi born tenor sax virtuoso Greg Heath to form this exciting, energetic and highly interactive quartet.
Montana Four 16th August, 6:30pm
Montana Four are a tuneful band, who enjoys nothing more than making music and playing it live. Join musicians Klaus White, Lawrie Bolton, Dan Hale & Rob Parker for a great evening.
Francesca Guarino 17th August, 12:30pm
Scottish born singer-songwriter Francesca Guarino has been writing and producing her music for over a decade. Her performing style encompasses influences from Kate Bush to Leonard Cohen.
The AllStars Collective 17th August, 6:30pm
Join the AllStars Collective for week 2 of the super group's marathon Friday night session at The Scoop. Non-stop music and dancing from some of the world's top session musicians.
The Fallen Heroes 22nd August, 12:30pm
This band plays contemporary New Orleans style music performed by musicians who have lived and played in in the city.
Atongo Zimba 22nd August, 6:30pm
Atongo Zimba was born in northern Ghana and performs music influenced from traditional and popular African music that he was exposed to in his youth.
Little Big Horn 23rd August, 12:30pm
Little Big Horn is a ten-piece ensemble and will feature many modern jazz classics. This is a hard-swinging yet smooth outfit with the emphasis on solos from London's finest musicians.
Michele Drees Tap Dance 23rd August, 6:30pm
Learn to swing with your feet! Join in the fun and learn a basic tap swing beat… then sit back and watch the amazing Junior Laniyan tap dance with the accomplished drummer Michele Drees and her stellar trio.
Ciyo Brown 24th August, 12:30pm
Ciyo has toured with Courtney Pine, Byron Wallen, Ronnie Laws plus a host of others and offers an eclectic mix of musical themes from around the world featuring dynamic arrangements and interpretation.
The AllStars Collective 24th August, 6:30pm
The penultimate performance from these unsung heroes of the music industry. Come and hear the cream of the UK's session players live in concert.
The Electric Experience 29th August, 12:30pm
The Electric Experience are a three piece band known for playing classic rock from the sixties plus some of their own original music.
Voxtet 29th August, 6:30pm
State-of-the-art vocal harmony Voxtet give an all-embracing repertoire taking their influence from Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices and Take Six.
EMI Music Sound Foundation 30th August, 12:30pm
Lunchtime performances by talented musicians from the EMI Music Sound Foundation. This is an independent music education charity, established in 1997 to improve young peoples' access to music education.
Pacifico Blues Jam 30th August, 6:30pm
Guitarist Chris Newland and his virtuoso sidekick on blues harp Paul Pacifico, have a real yin & yang approach to the blues that make their gigs that extra bit special.
LunBeXfactor Finalists 2012 31st August, 12:30pm
London Borough of Bexley's music talent development project BeXfactor returns. A great group of young people taught by musicians from the AllStars Collective present their own tunes and a range of popular covers.
The AllStars Collective 31st August, 6:30pm
The final performance of this year's music festival is always an out-and-out party. Come and join the amazing AllStars and special guests in the finale to the Music Festival.