Poetry & Lyrics Festival

  • Jasmine White
  • Sarisha Kumar

Poetry & Lyrics is a music festival with a difference. Curated by Poet in the City at Kings Place, the festival spans multiple genres and art forms, celebrating spoken word at the intersection of music and sound. Across the festival you can explore stories across the lyrical landscape through live performances, immersive encounters and workshops. Headliners and notable acts include Cerys Matthews, Don Paterson, PJ Harvey, Don Black, STEAM DOWN, John Hegley, Steve Lamacq, Murray Lachlan Young, Katie Melua, Jehnny Beth, John Wilson, Belinda Zhawi, the Afrikan Revolution, Deanna Rodger, Daudi Matsiko, Nãnci Correia, Benin City, R.A.P Party, Michael DeSouza, Richard Scott, Anthony Joseph, Kayo Chingonyi, and Jackie Oates. Curated shows include The Importance of Music to Girls + 1970s Village Hall Disco, Keisha Thompson’s Moonwhile, Karen McCarthy Woolf’s Poetica Electronica, and A Daughter’s Geography.