Travellers flying from London Stansted Airport experienced a live music showcase from the departures lounge on 2 March.

The airport claims the event is the ‘first music festival to take place in he departures lounge of an airport’.

‘Departures Live’ celebrated local musical talent, offering a sneak preview of some of the talented artists lined up to perform at the biggest European music festivals throughout 2019.

London grime MC and Boy Better Know member Jammer opened up the festival and delivered a live set. The Magic Gang then performed a selection of breezy guitar-pop hits.

Promising UK band Eliza and The Bear completed the line up at ‘Departures Live’. The London-based four-piece brought the curtain down to share a snapshot of what travellers can expect during the 2019 European festival season.

Lois Robertson, brand and marketing manager at London Stansted Airport, commented: “We’re incredibly excited for some of the UK’s best urban and rock artists such as Jammer and The Magic Gang to perform at London Stansted this March.

“Departures Live will see us celebrate some of the finest local musical talent and we’re delighted that many of our travellers will get a first glimpse at some of their favourite acts ahead of their various appearances during this summer’s European Festival season.”