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London airport to host music festival

Departures Live Lounge will see Jammer, Eliza and the Bear and Lotto Boyz play to flyers in the Stansted departures lounge

By Anna Grace on 20 Feb 2019

Stansted departures live lounge


London Stansted airport has announced Departures Live Lounge, the UK’s first music festival in an airport departures lounge, taking place on Saturday 2 March.

Travellers passing through Stansted airport this Saturday will have more than duty-free shopping and pre-flights drinks to while away the hours before boarding. The departure lounge will play host to the airport’s first-ever live music showcase, bringing four hours of live performances to flyers.

Afrobeat duo Lotto Boyz will open the live music showcase, followed by a live set from London grime MC Jammer. Brighton four-piece the Magic Gang and UK indie rock band Eliza and the Bear will also play, offering waiting travellers a “sneak preview of the 2019 European festival season”.

“Travellers will get a first glimpse at some of their favourite acts ahead of this summer’s European festival season”

“We’re incredibly excited that some of the UK’s best urban and rock artists will be performing at London Stansted this March,” says Lois Robertson, brand and marketing manager at London Stansted.

“Departures Live Lounge will see us celebrate some of the finest local musical talent and we’re delighted that many of our travellers will get a first glimpse at some of their favourite acts ahead of their various appearances during this summer’s European festival season.”

The festival for flyers will take place from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday.


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