Kate Tempest to bring headline tour to Oxford

Kate Tempest

Following the release of her third studio album the critically acclaimed British spoken word artist, rapper, poet, novelist and playwright Kate Tempest will be headlining Oxford’s O2 Academy this October.

The Book of Traps & Lessons was produced by legendary producer Rick Rubin and Tempest’s longtime collaborator Dan Carey. Tempest’s tour will kick start in Oxford on October 14.

Since her emergence in 2011 the London-born artist has redefined what it means to be a wordsmith in the Modern Age. To date, she has published three poetry collections, one book-length poem, a novel, staged three plays, and released two solo studio albums— Everybody Down (shortlisted for the 2014 Mercury Prize), and Let Them Eat Chaos (shortlisted for the 2017 Mercury Prize).

Along the way, she entranced audiences on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonNPR’s “Tiny Desk,” and more. Not to mention, she garnered widespread critical acclaim from The New York TimesThe New YorkerForbes, and more, to name a few. 



  • 14 – O2 Academy, Oxford
  •  15 – Eventim Apollo, London
  • 16 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
  • 18 – O2 Academy 2, Leicester
  • 19 – Dome, Brighton
  •  20 – O2 Academy, Bristol


  • 8 – LCR, Norwich
  • 9 – O2 Academy, Sheffield
  • 10 – Albert Hall, Manchester
  •  12 – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
  • 13 – Tramshed, Cardiff
  • 16 – The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow
  • 17 – Boiler Shop, Newcastle

For further information visit www.katetempest.co.uk/tour