Greenwich Summer Sounds: A New Festival For 2023











Today, IMG, the company behind The Big Feastival, Hampton Court Palace Festival, Taste of London and Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, announce Greenwich Summer Sounds, a new London music festival hosted at a stunning riverside location, the Old Royal Naval College, in the heart of Maritime Greenwich this summer.

Greenwich Summer Sounds will host multiple nights of incredible music from Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 July, with Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Tom Jones, and Kaiser Chiefs revealed as the first headline artists, with further headliners and support acts to be announced.

Alongside the music programme, guests will be able to enjoy a range of delicious street food, and a first-class banquet dining experience in the stunning Painted Hall, one of the most spectacular Baroque interiors in Europe, at each concert. Tickets will go on sale Monday 13 March at 10AM via See Tickets with an exclusive pre-sale for registered guests. 

Joel Smith, Vice President, Arts & Entertainment at IMG, said: “We are absolutely delighted to introduce Greenwich Summer Sounds to the UK festival calendar this summer. From world-class musical talent to incredible dining experiences, we’re excited to have such an iconic venue in the Old Royal Naval College to serve as a perfect backdrop for the ultimate evening of summer fun in the city”. 

Matthew Mees, Chief Executive, Old Royal Naval College, said: “We’re delighted to welcome such an incredible line up of artists to perform at the Old Royal Naval College. It’s a truly magnificent venue for concertgoers to enjoy open-air music on a summer’s evening next to the river with views across London. Greenwich Summer Sounds is set to be a spectacular event in a beautiful and historic setting.” 

First to headline Greenwich Summer Sounds is the legendary Nile Rodgers & CHIC, who will be kicking off the multi night festival with an epic party on Tuesday 4 July.  Nile Rodgers is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and a multiple Grammy Award winning songwriter, composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist. His work in the CHIC Organization have sold over 500 million albums and 100 million singles worldwide while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Daddy Yankee and Beyoncé reflect the vanguard of contemporary hits.  

Headlining on Thursday 6 July is the inimitable Tom Jones. The iconic Welsh legend has been releasing huge hits and playing unforgettable live shows for the last 60 years and is still going strong. From much loved classics like It’s Not Unusual and What’s New Pussycat to songs off his most recent album ‘Surrounded By Time’, Tom is sure to deliver a set to remember.  

The festival will close in epic style with Leeds indie rockers Kaiser Chiefs on Saturday 8 July. Taking over the UK charts since the release of their huge hit I Predict A Riot in 2004, frontman Ricky Wilson and his fellow Kaisers will be lighting up the stage with a plethora of hit singles including Ruby and Every Day I Love You Less and Less. 

Ricky Wilson, Kaiser Chiefs, said: “We can’t wait to headline Greenwich Summer Sounds, we’ll be bringing all our energy, see you there!” 

Greenwich Summer Sounds will seamlessly combine the very best in music, food and culture. Taking place on the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College on the River Thames, in the centre of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, Greenwich Summer Sounds is set to become one of the hottest and most revered live events in London’s music and cultural calendar.  

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Hampton Court Palace announce 2021 lineup

Hampton Court Palace Festival

Historic Royal Palaces and IMG are delighted to announce today the hotly anticipated return of live music to Hampton Court Palace in August 2021. Traditionally held in June, this year’s Hampton Court Palace Festival has been rescheduled following the government’s roadmap announcements and will take place two months later in August. Legendary artist Tom Jones, music icon Van Morrison, indie idols Bastille ReOrchestrated, British rock heroes Keane and Swedish sensations Björn Again join this year’s line-up. The concerts are held in Base Court, one of the magnificent Tudor courtyards within the palace. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Tuesday 6 April, available from:

The festival will open on Friday 13 August with legendary artist, Van Morrison. Entering the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 and winning an Americana, BRIT and Grammy award for his outstanding contribution to music, Van Morrison is a true icon. From Brown Eyed Girl to Moondance, the impact of the OBE awarded, global sensation’s artistry on the music industry is inconceivable and his legacy stronger than ever.

Global sensations Björn Again will return to the Hampton Court stage with an unforgettable show of much-loved ABBA songs and 70’s fun on Saturday 14 August. Their internationally acclaimed show has been performed in 71 countries over 35 years, amassing over 5,000 performances and is acknowledged for initiating the ABBA revival.

Following their critically acclaimed 2018 ReOrchestrated tour, on Tuesday 17 August and Wednesday 18 August attendees will see Brit-nominated Bastille reprise a selection of songs from their three albums (Bad Blood, Wild World, Doom Days); re-imagining, deconstructing and rearranging their iconic songs with a 20-piece orchestra and choir.

Keane first skyrocketed to fame back in 2004 with their debut album, Hopes and Fears, which featured alternative rock anthems such as Everybody’s Changing and Somewhere Only We Know, the album was awarded the 2005 Brit Award for Best British Album. Having taken a hiatus back in 2013, the quartet are now back after releasing their stunning fifth studio album, Cause and Effect. The band will grace the stage at Hampton Court Palace Festival on Thursday 19 August.

“The Voice” coach and music legend, Tom Jones, returns to the Hampton Court stage, after a crowd rousing performance in 2018. He will be singing hits from his unrivalled repertoire and a career spanning more than 50 years, such as timeless classics Delilah, What’s New Pussycat and It’s Not Unusual. Tom Jones performs on Monday 23 August and Tuesday 24 August.

Previously announced international superstar, Lionel Richie, soul-pop phenomenon Rick Astley and jazz marvel George Benson will return to Hampton Court Palace Festival in 2022 when the festival returns to its usual month of June.

Date                                     Artist              
Friday 13th August              Van Morrison
Saturday 14th August          Björn Again
Tuesday 17th August           Bastille ReOrchestrated
Wednesday 18th August      Bastille ReOrchestrated
Thursday 19th August          Keane
Monday 23rd August            Tom Jones
Tuesday 24th August           Tom Jones

Date                                 Artist
Wednesday 8th June       Lionel Richie
Thursday 9th June           Lionel Richie
Saturday 11th June          Rick Astley
Thursday 16th June         George Benson

Tom Jones to perform at Hampton Court Palace Festival

Historic Royal Palaces and IMG are delighted to announce the legendary Tom Jones will perform at Hampton Court Palace Festival on Wednesday 15th June.
With a career that spans over five decades, Tom is indeed a living legend. Over the course of his phenomenal career he has won a string of accolades including BRIT Awards for Best Male and Outstanding Contribution to Music, a Silver Clef Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Hitmaker Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the prestigious Music Industry Trust Award
Tom is one of the few musical artists whose profession began at the dawn of modern popular music who continues to have a vital recording and performing career to this day. His irresistible show traverses musical eras and genres, appeals to young and old, male and female, mainstream and cutting edge. Tom has always been about the power of the song, the power of the voice.
Tom Jones said:
"I’m so excited to be playing at King Henry VIII’s palace.  It’s such an historic and beautiful setting.  I look forward to seeing everyone for a great night out."

Sir Tom Jones leads this years Larmer Tree Festival lineup

We're delighted to announce returning stars this year, with Sir Tom Jones once again topping the bill and opening the festival on Wednesday 15th July. He will be followed on Thursday by another returning Larmer Tree band, Levellers, dynamic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela on Friday, Femi Kution Saturday and Jimmy Cliff on Sunday.

Truly something for everyone, this festival is hosted at the idyllic Larmer Tree Gardens on the Wiltshire/Dorset border, replete with roaming peacocks and Victorian pagodas, and showcases music acts that span all genres including rock, folk, World, swing, soul and pop. Hilarious comedy acts are featured, as are live DJs, unique shopping areas, performance art, therapy gardens, comfy camping, art installations, fancy dress, activities for children, award-winning festival food and local brewery suppliers. It being the 25th anniversary, there are a number of surprises planned to make this the best edition yet. 

Calvin Harris & Kasabian lead V Festival 2015 lineup

Global platinum-selling artist Calvin Harris and Iconic rockers Kasabian are today announced as the headliners for V Festival’s Virgin Media stage.

Taking place across the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd August 2015, the local lads from Leicester and the DJ from north of the border will be joined by a host of music heavyweights to ensure V Festival sees out its second decade in style.

Joining the headliners across the two festival sites in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire will be a supporting cast of Britain’s finest talent and biggest names. Music lovers with this summer’s hottest ticket will also see performances from recent four-time Grammy and 2015 Brit winner Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, The Script, Hozier, George Ezra, Stereophonics, Brit winners Paloma Faith and James Bay, Olly Murs, Tom Jones, Clean Bandit, Kodaline, Ella Henderson, Nero and Courteeners plus many more to be announced across four stages at the two festival sites.

Making his debut on top of the bill, Calvin Harris said: 

V Festival is always an incredible time and I can't wait to headline it this year. See you there!”

Kasabian’s Sergio Pizzorno, said: 

“V is for victory, V is for voodoo, V is for vacuum cloud, V is for very very very very excited. See you in the fields!”

The hugely popular Glee Club Comedy Tent also returns as the festival’s fifth stage this year, with a hilarious line-up that will be announced in the coming months.

Over the festival weekend there’ll also be sets from The Kooks, Marina & The Diamonds, The Proclaimers, Jess Glynne, Andy C, Imelda May, Gregory Porter, Fuse ODG, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, Jessie Ware, Ella Eyre, Hannah Wants, Reverend & the Makers, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and Annie Mac.

The glamorous V Style camping will also return for its fifth year. V Style is now an established part of the V Festival family, giving music fans the chance to experience the best of both worlds – enjoying a mix of music and comedy and relaxing at pampering stations and in ready built bell tents, huts, and luxury yurts.

Tickets go on sale from March 6th at 9am with fans advised to visit, where all official outlets are detailed. V organisers again stress to fans that purchasing tickets from unofficial outlets could lead to disappointment.

The full line up includes: Kasabian, Calvin Harris, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, The Script, Hozier, George Ezra, Stereophonics, Paloma Faith, James Bay, Olly Murs, Chvrches, Imelda May, Kodaline, Ella Henderson, Nero, Reverend & the Makers, The Courteeners, Marina & The Diamonds, The Proclaimers, Tom Jones, Jess Glynne, Andy C, The Kooks, Gregory Porter, Fuse ODG, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, Jessie Ware, Ella Eyre, Hannah Wants, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and Annie Mac.

Tom Jones, Little Mix and more added to British Summer Time Hyde Park

Fresh from the latest hit series of the BBC’s The Voice, the incredible Sir Tom Jones headlines.  Tom is one of Britain’s greatest ever vocalists, with an illustrious history, stretching way back to the 1960s.

Sir Tom Jones:

"I love playing in Hyde Park, it's such a beautiful place and so many of the greats have played there.  There is a real sense of musical history and a fantastic atmosphere that comes with playing in the middle of a great London park on a wonderful summer evening."

This summer, Boyzone return to the stage to perform their biggest hits.  With 20 UK top 40 singles, 6 UK Number 1s and 5 Number 1 albums, along with 4 Brit Awards and an Ivor Novello for Best Contemporary Song, Ronan, Mikey, Shane and Keith are one of Ireland’s most successful exports and best-loved bands.


There's no bigger gig than Hyde Park and no better day out than playing British Summer Time alongside Sir Tom Jones.

Little Mix are the biggest girl band in the world right now and take to the Great Oak Stage after dominating the pop charts since winning X Factor in 2011; the first group ever to win the show.  They have gone on to bag 2 UK Number 1 singles with ‘Cannonball’ and ‘Wings’ and sell 4 million singles worldwide.

Jesy, Perrie, Jade and Leigh-Anne have been in the US recording their new album and are ecstatic to be returning to the UK to play such a large crowd in historic surroundings. 

Little Mix:

Wow, Hyde Park  so many amazing artists have played there and to be on a line up with Sir Tom Jones is a true honour.  We cant wait to see all The Mixers in the summer sun. And its Perries 21st birthday a few days before, so we will be celebrating in style. 

10cc seemingly appeared out of nowhere in 1972 with their eponymous debut album.  They made an immediate impact, with a sound that was both commercial and substantial. Not only did they deliver a string of enormous hits, they won critical credibility everywhere they went, with songs such as ‘I’m Not In Love’, ‘Dreadlock Holiday’ and ‘Robber Bullets’ that have stood the test of time.

And The Bootleg Beatles, the most famous tribute act in the world, will spark a mass sing-a-long of the Fab Four’s greatest hits.

Horrible Histories, Shaun The Sheep, Mr Men Little Miss, Go!Go!Go! and more!

Horrible Histories are back at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park by popular demand: with multiple performances of their ‘Loathsome London’ theatre show.  Don't miss this horrible history of London with the nasty bits left in!

From Aardman, the creators of Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep along with his flock are being herded to Hyde Park for Championsheeps Live!  Kids and fun loving grown-ups can join Shaun and his farmyard friends for a sports day like no other with activities throughout the day including Shirley’s Pie-athlon, the Free Range Egg & Chick Race, a Naughty Pigs Sack Race and much more…

Plus, for musical kids, there is Go!Go!Go!, Nick Jnr’s resident pop group, spreading their own brand of sunshine over British Summer Time.

Treasured by children and grownups alike, a Mr Men Little Miss book is sold every 2.5 seconds.  On 13th July they will take over the Village Hall to bring day long arts & crafts workshops to Hyde Park.  With Mr Bump, Mr Tickle, Mr Strong and Little Miss Sunshine in charge there are sure to be some Mr Messy moments!

Magic’s latest sensation Troy, will be astounding the summer crowds too.  The rising star has been stunning the UK with his E4 TV series of close up magic and been christened ‘the new Dynamo’ for his baffling tricks.

All the family will enjoy everything summer has to offer with an array of critically acclaimed food outlets, plus a Carnival area with performances for all.


Henley Festival lineup and ticket details


tom jonesLegendary Welsh singer Tom Jones opens this year’s unmissable Henley Festival (6 -10 July).  Tickets ranging from £35 – £110 go on sale today [1 March]:

The festival is the UK’s best summer party – a five night, star studded, black tie event on the banks of the river Thames in the beautiful town of Henley-on-Thames.  Tom Jones and the other headline acts, including Jools Holland, Alexandra Burke, Rumer, Blake, and ABBA Symphonic, will entertain fans from floating stage on the river, against the backdrop of the Henley skyline. 

The riverside setting provides an intimate environment for festival goers to experience magical summer nights.  Each evening, over twenty acts from the world of jazz, opera, classical and theatre, from the UK and abroad, perform live music and comedy.  The Roving Company of Eccentrica entertain you as you wander through art galleries and sculpture lawns. 

Later on, watch a dazzling firework display, then follow the revellers to Chinawhite Club
and party late into the night.

For elegant dining, book a table at Albert and Michel Roux’s Riverside Restaurant, the largest a la carte restaurant in Europe, along with other inviting riverside restaurants and bars. 

“This is a festival both for the connoisseur and the party goer. International performers combine with a jewel box of spectacular acts throughout the five days in a magical location on the banks of the Thames.”says Stewart Collins, Artistic Director  

There’s nothing like the Henley Festival. The beautiful setting and the intimate performances make it the best summer party you can imagine,” says Tom Jones

Tickets and Dining:

  • Choose from reserved Grandstand seats or unreserved Lawn deckchairs for the main Floating Stage concert from £59 each.
  • Promenade tickets (from £35 each) provide standing room for the main concert.
  • All Henley Festival goers enjoy live performances in the Cafe du Soir and the Salon plus a free pass to seven art galleries, sculpture lawns, eccentric roving street acts such as the Art Tart, a spectacular fireworks display, plus dancing in China White nightclub.
  • Dine in style at Albert and Michel Roux’s Riverside Restaurant or the less formal Terrace Restaurant and Café du Soir. Or choose casual outdoor eateries like Heston Blumenthal’s Hinds Head at Henley, the Chinese Garden and other venues for light bites.
The Programme:
Gates open at 6pm, when you’ll rub shoulders with well known faces, fellow culture seekers and artists, while sipping champagne in elegant, stylish, black tie and evening dress. View sculpture, including the iconic Alice in Wonderland by Salvador Dali, live ice sculpting and works by artists ranging from Peter Blake to John Piper, and dance into the wee hours at Chinawhite nightclub. 

Henley Festival Box Office:  01491 843404 or book via