Stars such as Gary Barlow and Paloma Faith have been announced to perform at this year’s Hampton Court Palace Festival. The festival, which takes place in June, is in its 26th year and takes place within the stunning grounds of King Henry VIII’s former home.
Paloma Faith, whose album ‘The Architect’ reached Number One in the Album Charts last year, joins previously announced acts such as Gary Barlow, The Beach Boys, Joe Bonamassa and Jools Holland. Gary Barlow’s spot at the festival was so popular that the Take That star had to add a second night.
Managing Director of Arts and Entertainment, IMG, Stephen Flint Wood, commented, ” We are absolutely thrilled to announce our first acts as part of a stellar line-up for Hampton Court Palace Festival 2018. Watching some of the world’s greatest musicians within the idyllic setting of one of the Historic Royal Palaces is the perfect way to spend a Summer’s evening.”
The original Hampton Court Palace was begun by Cardinal Wolsey in the early 16th century but soon caught the attention of King Henry VIII. By the 1530’s, Hampton Court Palace was a palace, a hotel, a theatre and a vast leisure complex and King Henry VIII used the palace to demonstrate his magnificence and his power whether it be through lavish banquets, extravagant court life or extremely expensive art.
The acts at the Hampton Court Palace Festival will be performing at the 3000 seat auditorium in Base Court, magnificently set against the backdrop of Henry VIII’s Tudor Palace.
Previous acts at the Hampton Court Palace Festival have included Bryan Ferry, Rick Astley, Corrinne Bailey Rae and Alfie Boe.
Kicking off this year’s run will be guitarist and singer/songwriter Joe Bonamassa followed by Jools Holland and The Beach Boys. Paloma Faith and Gary Barlow will round off the 2018 festival on their scheduled nights.
Tickets for the Hampton Court Palace Festival 2018 are on sale now.
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