Tara Lily


Sun 4th 17:45 - 18:15

The Barn

Growing up in south London with a strong connection to her British Bengali heritage – Tara Lily has a unique perspective on music and global culture. She has spent her life absorbing a multitude of sounds and genres from her surroundings, ranging from alternative R&B and jazz to Indian classical and electronica. It was this intriguing blend of sounds and her deep understanding of the worlds they come from which caught the attention of the likes of Virgil Abloh, Gilles Peterson, Iggy Pop, Jamie Cullum and Motown Records UK, who signed Tara as their first British artist. 

A formidable talent who celebrates strength and power in her music, 2024 marks the start of this new chapter for the rising talent following up her acclaimed EPs ‘Last Flight Out’ and ‘Lost in London’. Talking about signing to the iconic independent imprint, Tara says:“I’m thrilled to be making the album I’ve always wanted to make on the innovative and excellent label Tru Thoughts”

Tara Lily has trailed a number of UK festivals in 2023, including Glastonbury (with three performances over the weekend), We Out Here, and Daytimer’s Dialled In, as well as playing live on TV on BBC2 (The Kia Oval), joining King Krule on stage at Apollo Theatre and supporting RAYE at the Royal Albert Hall.