It's an all-day music event...

Ólafur Arnalds is set to host an all-day takeover of London's Southbank Centre.

The Icelandic composer is lauded for his fusion of modern classical and left field electronics, developing an ambitious, completely distinctive voice in the process.

As a result, London's Southbank Centre have invited Ólafur Arnalds to host an all-day takeover on November 8th.

The first instalment of new project OPIA, it finds the composer working alongside friends, inspirations, and contemporaries.

Ólafur Arnalds says:

“The name ‘OPIA’ implies the fragile intensity of looking someone in the eye, reflecting the closeness of the creative community to which these artists belong. For this first edition of OPIA I have gathered friends, collaborators and artists who inspire me in the beautiful space of Southbank Centre, in order to create an environment that encourages creative experiments, collaborative endeavours and a celebration of their art."

Line up for the event includes Kiasmos, Rhye, Grandbrothers, Vaal, and Poppy Ackroyd, with further additions to be announced.

Tickets go on general sale from June 20th.

Ólafur Arnalds hosts OPIA at London's Southbank Centre on November 8th.

Photo Credit: Marino Thorlacius

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