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Hampton Court Festival 2007: Tom Jones and Bryan Ferry among line-up

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Story by Jack Foley

THIS year’s Hampton Court Palace Festival is delighted to celebrate it’s 15th anniversary and boasts a star-studded line-up between June 5 and 23, 2007.

One of the world’s greatest opera singers, José Carreras, will open this year’s event on Tuesday, June 5, followed by the festival debut of American singing sensation Josh Groban.

Bryan Ferry will make a much anticipated appearance and there’s also a first time appearance from one of Britain’s most phenomenal live performers, Tom Jones.

Also appearing is the nation’s most popular soprano Lesley Garrett, the legendary Buena Vista Social Club from Cuba and Festival favourites Van Morrison and Jools Holland with special guest Lulu.

For classical connoisseurs this year boasts performances from Julian Lloyd Webber and Richard Hickox, and the unmissable Festival Finale, hosted by Aled Jones.

Whether dining in the elegant State Apartments or savouring a picnic in the beautiful Palace Gardens, the festival provides a magical and unforgettable atmosphere.

The 2007 line-up is (all June 2007):

5 – Jose Carreras
6 – Josh Groban
7 & 8 – Jools Holland & Lulu
9 – Classics & Fireworks
12 – M People
14 & 15 – Van Morrison
16 – Lesley Garrett and friends
19 & 20 – Tom Jones
21 – Bryan Ferry
22 – Buena Vista Social Club
23 – Festival finale with Aled Jones and fireworks

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