LIVE MUSIC PROGRAMME


Acoustic Buskers at Borough Market

Monday – Wednesday

12 – 2pm

Perk up your lunchtime with a visit to Borough Market and enjoy some acoustic vibes from talented musicians in Borough’s Market Hall. Musicians include Tim Newman, Lucy May Walker, Alex Monk and Markus Michelucci.

Skyline Sessions at Mondrian London

Wednesdays, from 7pm

20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD

The elegant rooftop bar, Rumpus Room, at Mondrian London has just been launched with a new look and feel. As the warm weather and longer evenings roll in, it plays host to Skyline Sessions – a live music series on Wednesday nights during MERGE. The Sea Containers bar will also be offering a special MERGE cocktail.

A Night in Vienna at The Rose Playhouse

Wednesday 24 May, 8.30pm

56 Park St, London SE1 9AR

A fast-paced operatic journey through the night with songs from Mozart’s most loved operas Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, Cosi fan tutte and The Marriage of Figaro. Accompanied by piano and presented with new English lyrics in Bankside’s first Tudor theatre. Tickets £15. Book here

Libretto and Stage Director - Pamela Schermann. Musical Director - Andrew Charity.

Jonny Drop at Boro Bistro

Thursdays, from 7pm

6-10 Borough High St, SE1 9QQ

Thursday DJ nights of Latin, Jazz and Soul, all on vinyl.

Electronic DJ at citizenM

Thursday 1 June, 5 – 9pm

20 Lavington St, London SE1 0NZ

A special electronic DJ night in the living room of citizenM Bankside this MERGE. There’s word of some Harviestoun special stock floating around as well.

MERGE River Lates with MBNA Thames Clippers

Thursday 18 and Thursday 25 May, 7.45pm

From Bankside Pier 

Sail through the capital with live acoustic music from some of the capital’s top buskers on MBNA Thames Clippers, London’s leading river boat service. Whether getting into the party spirit heading into town or enjoying the on-board entertainment with a drink from the bar, MBNA Thames Clippers will bring the MERGE festival spirit onto the boats. Musicians will join the 7.45pm RB1 sailing departing Bankside pier to arrive at North Greenwich pier at 8.25pm. Tickets in the Central London zone cost £6.30 for an adult single journey when using contactless or Oyster to pay as you go. 

Live music at Union Street Café

Fridays from 8pm

47-51 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0BS

Union Street Café invites you to The Olive Grove – an underground immersive bar experience celebrating the humble olive. Drink and dine under a canopy of olive trees and vines, whilst sampling olive oil inspired dishes and delicious MARTINI cocktails. Enjoy live music every Friday night from 8pm during MERGE. 4 small plates and a cocktail for £25 per person, and 25% discount* from the a la carte menu in the main restaurant during the festival. Quote MERGE Bankside when booking.

Sunday Sessions at Bedales

Sundays from 7.30pm

Borough Market, 5 Bedale St, London SE1 9AL

Join Bedales for weekly Sunday Sessions during MERGE, including live music from Markus Michelucci, Barry Locke and Will Shackleton. 

'This Is Not Culturally Significant' at Bunker Theatre

15 May - 3 June

53A Southwark St, SE1 1RU

A brutally intense, darkly comic one-man show that unveils the bizarre, compulsive and
eccentric nature of humanity. This high-energy piece of theatre is performed entirely nude, it is both uncomfortable to watch and mesmeric. From a mendacious Spiritualist Lecturer to a despondent American Porn Star on the brink of her retirement, over ten characters take the audience on a journey from emotional despair to helpless laughter,
creating a sharp political comment on contemporary society. Tickets from £10 - £17.50. BOOK HERE