Spotlight Festival takes over Camden Assembly this Jan

Here's what fans need to know about the series of shows, taking place in London this month.

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London’s Camden Assembly will once again kick off their calendar of gigs with Spotlight Festival.

Taking over the North London venue across January 2020, Spotlight Festival is a series of shows that showcase some of the best rising musical talent the UK has to offer.

Spotlight features line-ups that have been hand-picked by some of the music industry’s foremost tastemakers, including leading talent agency Freetrade Agency, music discovery platform Beumu, Neighbourhood Festival and live music promoters Close Up Promotions and Live Nation.

Among the dates is a Ticketmaster New Music showcase, taking place on Friday 17 January 2020 and welcoming performances by Social Contract, Alex Francis, and ST LUNA. Discover more about each of the three artists on the bill below.

Spotlight Festival will launch on Thursday 16 January 2020, and run through until the 31 January 2020.

Ticketmaster New Music at Spotlight Festival

Social Contract, Alex Francis and ST LUNA will all take to the stage at London’s Camden Assembly on Friday 17 January 2020.

Social Contract

London-based Social Contract have been making waves over the past two years with their politically charged brand of indie rock. Fronted by Telford born singer Josh Eggerton, the band dropped their debut EP Common Tounge in the summer via Beatnik Records, receiving praise from DIY and Little Indie Blogs.

The upcoming band have drawn favourable comparisons to the likes of Future Islands and Bombay Bicycle Club.

Social Contract - "Common Tongue"


ST LUNA is the stage name of Luke Adams, a South Coast musician who blends his wide range of influences to create highly engaging pop music, lovingly crafted in his bedroom.

The musician released his debut EP Wanderlust in December, performing a debut sold out London show at The Grace to celebrate.

Alex Francis

Alex Francis is a singer-songwriter who’s seen his latest single Desire championed by the likes of BBC Radio 2, Spotify and Apple Music.

Last summer he released his debut EP Foundations, a collection of acoustic covers of classics pop tracks such as Hall & Oates’ You Make My Dreams and The Miracles‘ You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me, and the musician recently supported his brother James Bay at The London Palladium.

Alex Francis - 'Desire' (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Spotlight Festival 2020 line-up

Here’s the full line-up for Spotlight Festival 2020, taking place at Camden Assembly, London.

16 January 2020

Freetrade Agency Presents:

  • Toucan
  • Eve Owen
  • Soham De

17 January 2020

Ticketmaster New Music Presents:

  • Social Contract
  • St Luna
  • Alex Franis

18 January 2020

Benumu Presents: 

  • Dutch Mustard
  • Serratone
  • The Trusted

19 January 2020

Benumu Presents: 

  • Lion Machine 23
  • Paul Lynch
  • James Numbere
  • The Great Flud

22 January 2020

Close Up Promotions Presents:

  • Dextric
  • SØLV

24 January 2020

Close Up Promotions Presents:

  • Beach For Tiger
  • George Pannel

28 January 2020

Live Nation Presents:

  • Infamousizak
  • More TBC

31 January 2020

Neighbourhood Presents:

  • Kuda Blue
  • Bamily
  • Porij

Tickets for all Spotlight Festival 2020 shows, taking place at Camden Assembly across January 2020, are available now through