Trangressive Is Celebrating 20 Years in the Music Biz

The independent music group has been breaking new talent for two decades

Since the company was founded back in 2004 by Tim Dellow and Toby L (with third partner Lilas Bourboloun also joining), Transgressive has worked with critically acclaimed and world-renowned artists like Foals, SOPHIE, Damon Albarn, Loyle Carner Regina Spektor, Mykki Blanco, Julia Jacklin, Beverly Glenn Copeland, The Shins, Let’s Eat Grandma, Songhoy Blues and more.

To celebrate the big 2-0, Transgressive is teaming up with War Child and Music Venue Trust to host a series of special events across London, including the below shows:

Arlo Parks / Marika Hackman (solo)
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre | Mon 15th July 2024

The Moonlandingz / University
The Garage | Thurs 12th September 2024

Johnny Flynn & The River Band / The Joy
Eventim Apollo | Thurs 19th September 2024

Mystery Jets
EartH Theatre | Fri 27th September 2024

Village Underground | Tues 1st October 2024

Speaking about the anniversary, the three Transgressive partners said, “we wanted to reflect the eclecticism and inclusivity of the company’s roster and culture by putting together some communal moments. Since our earliest days, we’ve curated and staged shows and events, and it felt like the most natural way to share the joy and gratitude that we feel for making it this far. 

“And in order to tell a bit more of a London story, we’re revisiting some of the venues that were seminal in our origins – not least the Garage in Highbury, above which the first ever Transgressive office existed. Aside from a severe rodent infestation and the ceiling caving in, and the fact it was soon after mysteriously bolted up and we could never gain entry or access to it ever again, it was very much the starting point for everything: a couple of passionate teenagers with very few resources, but a lot of love and passion, which has now extended to the incredible team and group of artists that we work with today.”

You can buy tickets for all of those shows now and there’s more 20th-anniversary goodness to come from Transgressive, so keep your eyes peeled.