Sadiq Khan to help support and protect the capital’s grassroots music scene


The Mayor, Sadiq Khan last week announced the full programme for ‘Sounds Like London’ – a month-long celebration of live music taking place throughout June 2018 which aims to encourage Londoners and visitors to support grassroots music venues.

Sounds Like London will also champion women working in all aspects of the music industry – as part of the Mayor’s #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign.

Even though women make up almost two-thirds of entry-level roles in the music industry1, they are underrepresented at a senior level – from label management and promoters to board members and senior executives. Two-thirds of UK live music acts feature all-male line-ups and only five per cent of DJs, producers and sound engineers are women2. Sounds Like London will include a number of gigs and initiatives to encourage more women in the music industry and shine a light on female role models.


Sounds Like London will feature more than 200 gigs across the capital, with events taking place every day during June. The full programme of events can be viewed online at: