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This year's Hampton Court Palace Festival has another fantastic line-up, set against the backdrop of the Tudor Base Court.
Boogie-woogie piano maestro Jools Holland will be there on the 14th, alongside his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and special guests Marc Almond, Louise Marshall,Rosie Mae and Ruby Turner (you can't have a Jools show without Ruby). It's going to seem weird that he's not counting down New Year's Eve, but maybe he'll do it anyway just to keep us happy.
If you arrive early then you'll be able to enjoy some food and drink in the East Front Gardens (from 5.30 PM). They'll have some open-air bars and gourmet street food stalls set up. You can even bring a picnic and relax in the grounds before the show starts.
Craig’s review of Hampton Court Palace – “If you grew up within ten miles of Hampton Court Palace then this place was your educational day out. This is how they'd teach you some British history. They'd cram fifty kids into a big bus and then make you troop around the grounds for two hours counting up the Tudor chimneys (because every single chimney is different, you see -- and if you came here ten thousand ti… continued”
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