Colin and partner in Royal Festival Hall - 18 July, 1998

from Southbank Centre Archive:

My best memory... of the Festival Hall is the official celebration of Nelson Mandela’s 80th birthday on 18 July 1998, particularly Hugh Masekela’s performance. One person went down to the front of the auditorium and started to dance. Within minutes everyone was up and dancing – the atmosphere was electric; I will never forget it.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 13 June, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Listening to

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Nelson Mandella's 80th Birthday Concert performed by Hugh Masekela

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 July, 1998
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:52:41 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:15:23 +0000