Acclaimed collective, Africa Express: The Circus will be coming to London this March for a very special headline show. The collective was formed by Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorrillaz fame in an effort to get artists from varying backgrounds collaborating together. The list of artists so far announced includes Batida, Damon Albarn, Django Django, Ellie Rowsell (Wolf Alice), Gruff Rhys, Imarhan, Joan As Police Woman, Mista Silva, Moonchild Sanelly, Morena Leraba, Muzi , Onipa, Rokia Traoré, Sibot and The Good, The Bad & The Queen. These artists and more will be coming together to work on music before performing the resulting creations at a one off live show in the heart of Waltham Forest.
London mayor, Sadiq Khan has been a strong supporter of the project saying “Despite London’s position as an international culture capital, too many young Londoners do not have access to our city’s exceptional cultural institutions and feel unable to get involved. London Borough of Culture is a real gamechanger – it puts culture at the heart of local communities and ensures young Londoners can access the transformative power of art and music. Africa Express: The Circus will be a spectacular show, bringing together artists from across the world in Waltham Forest”.
The show will take place on 29th March with tickets going on sale Monday 18th February. Tickets are priced from £16.50 which seems a great price for such a unique event. Certainly not one to miss!