Sofitel Gatwick celebrates music festival

Sofitel Gatwick celebrates music festival

Three international acts will be performing to guests today in the atrium of Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel as part of France’s La Fete de la Musique celebrations.

The event will be held in the specialist champagne bar serving a selection of champagnes sponsored by Laurent Perrier. During the evening, West Sussex English sparkling wine Nyetimber will also be served, plus seafood delicacies such as rock oysters and home-smoked trout. Guests will have the option to purchase a bottle of champagne throughout the evening with a 50% discount. Cuisine platters will be available throughout the evening and are priced between £7.00 and £15.00.

In a special celebration of the Summer Solstice, music lovers can enjoy live performances from a jazz band, a string quartet and an opera singer for three hours from 6.30pm, whilst enjoying a selection of Laurent Perrier champagnes in the hotel’s Le Ciel bar.

“Music has taken over the streets of France every year on June 21st since the 1980s – it is a wonderful celebration and a fantastic way of bringing the community together and so we have decided to do the same here at Sofitel Gatwick,” says the hotel’s general manager, Florian Jourdhier.
“The musicians are at the top of their profession and have an international following. They will be performing from balconies within the hotel’s atrium, creating a magical ambience for all of our guests to listen to and enjoy.
“Being based at a popular location for international guests, it seems fitting to bring the luxurious French culture of Sofitel to the UK’s second largest airport.”

The international musical acts will be:

• Canadian Soprano Janet Fischer with concert pianist Mikhail Shilyaev
• Classical cellist Alexie Sarkissov and friends
• Jazz double bass player Dan Sheppard and friends

La Fete de la Musique at Sofitel London Gatwick is free and starts at 6.30pm until 9.30pm. Guests can enter the hotel via the covered walkway linking it directly to the North Terminal, or from the hotel’s front entrance, close to the Sofitel’s own car park.