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This Immersive Live Music Experience Takes You Through Music’s Greatest Decades

Alex Landon Alex Landon - Editor

Lockdown Town

Locktown Town is the UK’s first socially-distanced immersive live music experience, and they’re gearing up for Christmas!

If you’re anything like the Secret London team, then you’ll have been missing live music something awful for the past few months. Honestly, we feel ya. But there is some hope on the horizon, not least because there’s actually a live music show currently taking place in London – and it’s a damn good one. Lockdown Town draws musical inspiration from the early 20th century, to create a literal journey through the history of music. As you wander from room to room, you’ll be treated to a new era of music, and get that sweet hit of live gigs you’ve been craving all this time! Tickets are available here, and you can read on for more.

Lockdown Town
Photo: Anna Louise Yorke

Taking place at One Night Records in Southwark this December, Lockdown Town uses talented musicians and themed sets to bring classic musical eras to life. Inside a maze of tunnels, you’ll essentially travel through time – starting with classic Ragtime tunes, moving into the Jazz Age, and then onto the golden era of the Blues. Next up is a jaunt to Nashville for some good ‘ol Country, before your journey concludes with the birth of Rock & Roll in the 50s. It’s like a playlist come to life, and will make for an experience like no other.

Lockdown Town
Photo: Anna Louise Yorke

You’ll have 15 minutes in each tunnel to enjoy the music, with festive and vintage food on offer – think jambalaya, po’boys, and American-style hot dogs for what’s on offer. Halfway through, you’ll be able to make a pitstop at the Uptown bar to freshen your drink – try the Bourbon Street house punch or mulled cider with Appleton for a top tipple – and hum along to the iconic tunes you’ll by then have stuck in your head. Oh, and since Lockdown Town will sprinkle in a few holiday hits in each era, you’ll no doubt be in a festive mood by the time you leave!

Lockdown Town
Photo: Anna Louise Yorke

To keep all guests safe, arrival times will be staggered to allow everyone to move through the experience in a safe, socially-distanced manner. There’s one other suggestion for guests, too; you’re highly encouraged to come dressed up to correspond to your favourite era. Think cowboy boots, flapper dresses, or even go all out with a Chuck Berry-esque red guitar…


Also published on Medium.