Jools Holland, Beverley Knight, Billy Ocean and Rick Astley announced for Kew The Music

Jools Holland, Beverley Knight, Billy Ocean and Rick Astley announced for Kew The Music

Billy Ocean

Further artists announced for London's Kew Gardens outdoor summer concert series

Returning for its ninth year in 2019, Kew the Music has announced the headline musical acts for its series of festival-style concerts inside the famed Kew Gardens. Joining the previously announced headliner Craig David are Beverley Knight and Billy Ocean on Tue 9 Jul followed by Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra on Thu 11 Jul and Rick Astley on Sun 14 Jul. Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10am on Fri 7 Dec.

The festival runs from Tue 9–Sun 14 Jul next year with opening acts Beverley Knight and Billy Ocean taking to the stage. Beverley Knight celebrates 25 years in music next year and will be performing hits from her career with accompanying symphony orchestra. Attendees can expect specially arranged versions of tracks like 'Greatest Day', 'Get Up!' and 'Shoulda Woulda Coulda'. Joining her on the day is the distinctive Billy Ocean who will be taking fans back to his 70s and 80s heyday with iconic R&B anthems.

Returning after successful past appearances at the festival, Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra headline Thu 11 Jul. With 23 years touring together, few know how to get a party started quite like Jools and his veritable musical army.

Returning after successful past appearances at the festival, Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra headline Thu 11 July. With 23 years touring together, few know how to get a party started quite like Jools and his veritable musical army.

Closing this year's concert series is 80s pop sensation Rick Astley. Over a hugely successful 30 year career, Astley has sold 40 million albums worldwide and returned in 2016 with a new album, 50, followed by this year's record Beautiful Life.

Gates open at 5pm each night and guests are welcome to bring blankets, folding chairs and picnics.

Kew the Music runs from Tue 9-Sun 14 Jul 2019. Tickets Beverley Knight and Billy Ocean, Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and Rick Astley are available from 10am on Fri 7 Dec. Tickets for Craig David's show are on sale now.

Kew the Music

A five-day festival of music and comedy.

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond

Tue 9 Jul

£27–£160 / 020 8332 5655

With Beverley Knight and Billy Ocean.

Wed 10 Jul

£51.75–£79.10 (Children £30.58–£60.25) / 020 8332 5655

With Jess Glynne.

Thu 11 Jul

£51.75–£79.10 (Children £30.58–£60.25) / 020 8332 5655

With Jools Holland, his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

…and 3 more dates until 14 Jul

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