Spotify Live in the UK

Today we’re excited to announce that our live music event series, ‘Spotify Live’, is coming to London!

The first of the Spotify Live UK series will be staged at a venue widely acknowledged to be one of the best spaces for the London new music scene: The Lexington in Islington.

The first event takes place on Friday the 11th November, with a performance from critically acclaimed British singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich. This is an exciting opportunity to catch the rising star in an intimate setting ahead of his Shepherd’s Bush Empire gigs in early 2012. The series will open with an appearance from an extremely hot-tip for 2012, US violin-playing soul singer Marques Toliver.

Partnering with Rockfeedback Concerts and presented in association with the Guardian, each of the 4 nights of the London series will feature a two-act format, with special guest DJs between the acts.

The events are free to attend and entry will be via a first come first served basis on the evening of the event, with the first entry at 7.30pm. However, the Guardian and Spotify have a limited number of guaranteed entry guest list places available.

For a chance to secure two places on the guest list to see Benjamin Francis Leftwich on the 11th November at the Lexington, Spotify Premium account holders over 18 years old wishing to attend on the night can email spotifylive@rockfeedback.com.

In addition to this, both the Guardian and Rockfeedback will be offering a limited number of guaranteed entry guest list places. To be in with a chance of winning entry for you and a friend, simply visit guardian.co.uk/music and www.rockfeedback.com.

Competitions go live from this morning at 9am, and will close at midnight on the Wednesday 9th November. All successful applicants will receive a confirmation email the day before each event if successful in their bid to win entry.

For those who aren’t lucky enough to make the live event, or those wishing to relive the evening, a series of beautifully shot video pieces documenting the events will be released at guardian.co.uk/music 2-3 days after each event. Spotify users will be able to enjoy high quality audio recordings from the night by visiting the Spotify Live profile – simply search Spotify Live on Spotify as well as Spotify playlists selected by featured artists. New playlists will be added to the Spotify Live Profile over the course of the series.

Watch this space! Three further Spotify Live series events will be taking place in November and December and will be announced in the coming weeks.