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Just Jam confirms ‘live at the Barbican’ do-over with JME, Omar Souleyman, Big Narstie and more

By | Published on Monday 10 November 2014

Just Jam

Online streaming channel Just Jam is going to give the whole ‘live at the Barbican’ thing another go, with JJ bosses Tim & Barry having arranged a night at London’s Barbican Hall on 13 Dec following the cancellation of a similar event, at considerably late notice, earlier this year.

As previously reported, said cancellation happened on the advice of the City Of London Police, who had shared “public safety concerns” with the Barbican as to the event’s management; specifically potential overcrowding and the sale of alcohol. The latter of which didn’t make a great deal of sense given it was a sixteen-and-over-only show like all the other sixteen-and-over-only shows with on-site bars.

Apparently not privy to that dialogue until the last minute, Tim & Barry, who’d already staged a number of Just Jam workshops in collaboration with the Barbican, admitted at the time that they were “struggling to understand” what had gone wrong, adding: “We will try to start a dialogue with the police so we can discuss whatever issues they have”.

Well, it looks like all those ‘issues’ are now smoothed over, as a now-safety-proofed ‘Just Jam At The Barbican’ is going ahead, at the Barbican, featuring sets by Omar Souleyman, JME, Big Narstie, Mumdance, Novelist, Traxman and Litebulba. So basically a near-identical line-up to the one at the cancelled event. Which was and still is: great!

All acts will play sets in typical Just Jam style (only up-scaled onto giant screens for HD viewing), with wobbly camerawork and weird green-screen visuals, which will be specially commissioned by a range of digital artists.

Tickets are available here.