Classic Album Sundays and Bowers & Wilkins present the Best British Albums at Vintage Festival at Southbank Centre on 29, 30 and 31 July. We will host four two-hour listening sessions each day in the Classic Album Living Room held in the St. Paul’s Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall.
The albums will be played on a stunning all-British hi-fi set up using our 800 Series Diamond Speakers. Each album will feature a presentation from a British music expert such as Greg Wilson, Andy Smith, Jay Strongman, Dean Rudland, Sean Rowley, Mark Moore, Clash Magazine and Pete Donegan who will talk about his own father Lonnie. Alan Sircom, editor of Hi-fi+ Magazine will also relay The Story of British Hi-fi at each session.
We have a pair of tickets for Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July. Let us know your favourite ever British album here for a chance to join us for a celebration of British Music and Hi-fi and hear these British albums as you have never heard them before.
The featured Best British Albums from the 50’s through the 80’s were voted upon and chosen by the public. Here are the winners and the album listening schedule:
12 – 2 pm (1950’s): LONNIE DONEGAN – THE LONNIE DONEGAN SHOWCASE
2:30 – 4:30 pm (1960’s): THE BEATLES – REVOLVER
5 – 7 pm (1970’s): DAVID BOWIE – THE RISE & FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST
7:30 – 9:30 pm (1980’s): KATE BUSH – HOUNDS OF LOVE
Saturday 30th July
12 – 2 pm (1950’s): BILLY FURY- THE SOUND OF FURY
2:30 – 4:30 pm (1960’s): THE BEATLES – SGT PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
5 – 7 pm (1970’s): PINK FLOYD – DARK SIDE OF MOON
7:30 – 9:30pm (1980’s): JOY DIVISION – CLOSER
Sunday 31st July
12 – 2 pm (1950’s): THE TOMMY STEELE STORY
2:30 – 4:30 pm (1960’s): THE BEATLES – ABBEY ROAD
5 – 7 pm (1970’s): LED ZEPPELIN – LED ZEPPELIN IV
7:30 – 9:30 pm (1980’s): THE SMITHS – THE QUEEN IS DEAD
Simply tell whether you would like to go on Saturday or Sunday plus your all-time favourite British album on this post to win tickets. Competition closes on 5pm, Monday 25th July.