Large-Scale Live Music Launches at the Old Royal Naval College
Sat 8 Jul 23
The launch of the Greenwich Summer Sounds festival took the town by storm, running over the course of a week from 4– 8 July and playing to over 20,000 delighted members of the public.
With stunning views of the London skyline and the historic surroundings of the Old Royal Naval College, it was the perfect setting for Nile Rodgers and Chic, Sir Tom Jones, Black Eyed Peas and Kaiser Chiefs to perform at their very best. The intimacy of the Lower Grand Square where the stage was set, and the great acoustics created by the encircling Wren buildings made sure that the sound was excellent and everyone had a great view of the performers.
Looking back across the week and various comments made by concert-goers, it seems that the joy amongst the crowds was palpable no matter which night of the festival they attended. The evening also included a vast array of delicious street food and bars to select from.
The Daily Star said, ”If the last night alone was anything to go by, Greenwich Summer Sounds is a fantastic addition to London’s music calendar – when they announce dates for next year, I’ll be first in line.”
And Music News wrote, “Greenwich Summer Sounds seamlessly combines the very best in music, food and culture. Taking place on the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College on the River Thames, in the centre of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, the festival is set to become one of the hottest and most revered live events in London’s music and cultural calendar.”
Photo credits: Joshua Atkins (@fromjoshuaatkins)