The 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 playing on the 6th this year, alongside his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and special guests Pauline Black and Arthur Hendrickson from The Selecter, plus Ruby Turner of course (you can't have a Jools show without Ruby!). It's going to seem a bit 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 pre-show food in the East Front Gardens (from 5.30 PM). They'll be plenty of street food stalls and open-air bars around the waterside gazebos. You can even buy yourself a Fortnum & Mason picnic hamper filled with seasonal ingredients from Fortnum's famous Food Halls.
> 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”
The Jacksons at the Hampton Court Festival – 7 Jun 2019 – Legendary Motown band The Jacksons will be playing at this year's Hampton Court Palace Festival
Busted at the Hampton Court Festival – 8 Jun 2019 – Busted are back together and will be playing in the Base Court at this year's Hampton Court Palace Festival
Caro Emerald at the Hampton Court Festival – 12 Jun 2019 – Caro Emerald will be playing in the Tudor Base Court at this year's Hampton Court Palace Festival
Nile Rodgers and CHIC – 14 to 15 Jun 2019 – Nile Rodgers and Chic will be playing two nights in the Tudor Base Court at this year's Hampton Court Palace Festival
Irish punk-rock band Dropkick Murphys – 26 Apr 2019 – The Irish punk-rock band Dropkick Murphys are well-known for their foot-stomping and fist-pumping live shows
Sarah Close at the O2 Academy Islington – 27 Apr 2019 – Online sensation Sarah Close is coming to London in April and playing one night at the O2 Academy Islington
Jawbreaker at the Brixton Academy – 27 Apr 2019 – Jawbreaker reformed in 2017 and this show at the Brixton Academy will be their first in the UK since their heyday in the 1990s
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