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London Stansted airport put on four hours of live music last Saturday, with acts including Jack Maynard and Jammer performing to flyers in the departures lounge
By Anna Grace on 04 Mar 2019
The UK’s first music festival to take place in the departures lounge of an airport was held at London Stansted airport last Saturday (2 March).
London Stansted last weekend launched Departures Live, the first-ever live music showcase for travellers flying from the airport.
YouTuber and DJ Jack Maynard opened the festival, followed by London grime MC and Boy Better Know member Jammer.
Other performances came from indie rock bands the Magic Gang and Eliza and the Bear.
“The Departures Live event aimed to celebrate some of the finest local musical talent out there”
“It was incredibly exciting to see some of the UK’s best urban and rock artists such as Jammer and the Magic Gang perform at London Stansted this weekend,” comments Lois Robertson, brand and marketing manager at the airport.
“The Departures Live event aimed to celebrate some of the finest local musical talent out there and we’re delighted that many of our travellers got a first glimpse at some of their favourite acts ahead of their various appearances during this summer’s European festival season,” adds Robertson.
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