Hampton Court Palace Festival – Katie Melua, Caro Emerald first highlights on twentieth anniversary
tekst: Silvia Deurwaarde
photo: copyright festival
Hampton Court Palace Festival revealed the first artists for the twentieth edition. Katie Melua, Caro Emerald, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, and Jools Holland will perform for three thousand visitors each night.
Tickers are on sale since Thursday. This special event takes place from Wednesday 13th until Saturday 24th June 2012.
The palace ground in Surrey,London will be welcoming a wide variety world-class artists from classical through to pop.
Ten days of picnics, spectacular fireworks in an overwhelming atmosphere in the courtyard of King Henry VIII’s Palace. Over those twenty years many respectful artists performed on this festival. Last year Bryan Adams impressed the crowd, followed by James Blunt. Also Elton John, Eric Clapton, Andrea Bocelli, and Art Garfunkel to name a few.
Hampton Court Palace
The Hampton Court Palace Festival is renowned for creating a truly unforgettable experience. Artists perform in the main courtyard of the magnificent Tudor Palace providing an intimate atmosphere for an audience of 3,000. Corporate hospitality is available in the State Apartments and Festival-goers can also arrive early and enjoy a delicious picnic in the stunning palace gardens.
Hampton Court Palace is situated only a few minutes walk from Hampton Court Station; a direct line to and from London Waterloo. There are two direct trains per hour from London Waterloo. Which take 40 minutes, leaving at 06 minutes and 36 minutes past the hour.
Having sold over 11 million albums Katie Melua is one of Britain’s most successful artists of the last decade. Songs like ‘Closest Thing To Crazy’ and ‘Nine Million Bicycles’ are unforgettable. In her impressive career to date she has notched up several world tours and numerous industry awards. Katie will be performing songs from her new album ‘Secret Symphony’ due out on March 5th.
Dutch proud is Caro Emerald, touring the world with ‘Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor.’ This album went platinum featuring hits such as ‘Back It Up’, ‘A Night Like This’ and ‘That Man’. Caro’s repertoire features an original infusion of ballroom jazz, cinematic tangos, groovin’ jazz and infectious mambos reminiscent of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Musical hero and rock-‘n’-roll icon Frankie Valli brings his live show to the UK after a twenty year break. Eagerly awaited return to tgive fans a chance to hear many of the classic hits that the band had. Songs loved by all such as: ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Beggin’’, ‘Rag Doll’, ‘Let’s Hang On’ and ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You’.
Now a veteran of the Hampton Court Palace Music Festival, Jools Holland will once again provide a highlight. Jools’s name has become synonymous with quality music, and his reputation for working with only the finest musicians, newly emerging and classic acts, is without equal. Accompanied by his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.
Fri 22nd June Katie Melua
Sat 23rd June Frank Valli & The Four Seasons