Kew The Music, Kew Gardens’ glorious series of summer concerts, returns for its fifth year from 16-20 July
This year, due to renovation work on the Victorian Temperate House, the Kew the Music concerts will take place in front of the Orangery and Kew Palace. Once again these festival-style concerts, which are renowned for their magical laid back atmosphere, feature a fantastic line up of artists.
ELVIS COSTELLO: SOLO IN CONCERT – WEDNESDAY 16 JULY 2014
Legendary singer/ songwriter, Elvis Costello, draws upon 35 years of back catalogue in his muchHlauded solo
show. From the pub backHrooms of 70’s London to the music theatres of Nashville, Grammy Award winner
and Music Hall of Fame inductee Elvis Costello is one of contemporary music greats.
BJÖRN AGAIN – THURSDAY 17 JULY 2014
Created in 1988 in Melbourne as a rocked-up light-hearted satirical ABBA spoof, this Australian ABBA show
rapidly achieved worldwide cult status.
JOOLS HOLLAND AND HIS RHYTHM AND BLUES ORCHESTRA – FRIDAY 18 JULY 2014
Jools Holland has been touring with his veritable musical army, the Rhythm and Blues Orchestra for more
than 20 years. This year, his special guest at Kew the Music will be Melanie B and Marc Almond.
SIMPLE MINDS – SATURDAY 19 JULY 2014
Acknowledged as one of the greatest rock bands of the 1980’s, Simple Minds perform their greatest hits at
Kew the Music, including Glittering Prize, Waterfront, Sanctify Yourself, Don’t You (Forget About Me) and
Alive & Kicking.
BILL BAILEY – SUNDAY 20 JULY 2014
Comedian and musician, Bill Bailey is a master of many things; virtuoso multi-instrumentalist, stand-up
comedian, actor, television presenter, game show panellist, or, as he known to his over one million Twitter
followers; Bill will be performing a specially adapted version of his acclaimed and hugely popular Qualmpeddler show for Kew the Music.
Tickets and booking information:
See website kew.org/music for full event and ticket information.
Tickets from £31-£50.50. Booking fees apply.
24 hour ticket hotline: 0844 858 8876 or book online at kew.org/music
Gates open 6pm. Concert starts 7.30pm (7pm on Sunday). Firework finale at 10.15pm. No fireworks on Sunday. No seating is provided, so take blankets, folding chairs and picnics.