SHHH Festival // Recommended

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Sometimes it’s not about loud music, grinding guitars and vibrating amps. Sometimes at a gig you just want to sit back and be mesmerized by good music. An annual celebration of the softer sound, SHHH festival has a strict rule guiding their programming – quiet music. Set up by The Local, the next London SHHH event is an all day celebration of quiet music and art, to take place in Hampstead’s beautiful Heath Street Baptist Church on May 24th.

It’s an alluring line up from The Local, who describe themselves as offering ‘ neighbourly international music services.’

Bella Union’s Tiny Ruins headline, their folky blues and poignant lyrics having captivated listeners with their second album Brightly Painted One. Bristol based multi instrumentalist Rachel Dadd will be playing her soft blend of light and authentic folk, and hotly tipped Sophie Jamieson’s special haunting melancholia will surely reverberate beautifully around the Victorian church.

A little different for sure. Let’s celebrate all things SHHH.

Tickets are available here, and listen to all the bands playing in the handy playlist below: