Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations      HubGarden      Recipes

The Hampton Court Palace Festival

Home > London > Festivals | Food and Wine | Music | Outdoor | Picnic Spots
by Romy Page (subscribe)
Writer. TV producer. Film maker. Mum. Lovely food vs a great wine? Don't ask me to choose... This is me: www.chocolateboxmedia.co.uk
Event: -
Soak Up Some Music In This Enchanted Garden
As summer approaches, we start to dream the impossible dream of fun and sun filled days followed by balmy midsummer nights with a glass of something cold in hand. While there is no accounting for the great British weather, the Hampton Court Palace Festival offers up the best in outdoor music festivals. There's the chance to enjoy the great outdoors, great British history and catch an amazing musical line up.

Hampton Court Palace Festival
Hampton Court Palace Festival


Running for over 20 years, this festival seems to be a well kept secret that really does offer a bit of everything – from outdoor picnics to a historic setting to a diverse array of musicians – and, if you are truly lucky, no rain.

The Festival holds a series of midsummer evening concerts with iconic artists performing in the Palace's main courtyard, to an intimate crowd of 3000. The Palace gardens open at 5.30pm so you can arrive early and head to one of the open air bars or street food stalls. If you prefer, pack a picnic and some prosecco, find a spot in the gardens and soak up some horticulture as well as culture before the show starts.

Most concerts start at 9pm, though some do kick off at 8.30pm, and they generally last around 90 minutes. Tickets get snapped up fast so if you're interested, it's best to get a move on with your booking. Tickets are still available for most shows – though Michael Ball & Alfie Boe are understandably sold out (much to my dismay). There are other amazing acts to see though – from Bryan Ferry to Will Young to Jools Holland.

Artists playing this year are:
7 June Bryan Ferry
8 June James Morrison
9 June Amy MacDonald
14 June Will Young
15 June Van Morrison
16 June Jools Holland
17 June Bjorn Again
20 June Corinne Bailey Rae
21 June Bryan Ferry
23 June Michael Ball & Alfie Boe
24 June Fanfare & Fireworks



Ticket prices vary for each concert but range from £39 to £95. If you are feeling particularly flush, there are also VIP dining packages available at around £295 per person.

For ticketing information, click here

There are good options for travel too. Hampton Court Train station is just nearby with two trains each hour from Waterloo. There is complimentary parking if you are thinking of driving. For more info, click here
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  20
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Outdoor Music & Horticulture
When: 8-24 June 2017
Phone: 020 8233 5400
Where: Hampton Court Palace
Cost: £39-£95
Your Comment
Related
by Bryony Harrison on 25/03/2013
Top Events
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions