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Hampton Court Palace Festival 2017: Will Young confirms first festival date

Will Young

Story by Jack Foley

WILL Young will perform for the first time at Hampton Court Palace Festival 2017 this summer.

The singer’s debut festival performance forms part of the celebration surrounding this year’s 25th anniversary of the event.

The iconic summer festival takes place between Thursday, June 8 and Saturday, June 24, 2017, and brings world-class acts to a spectacular setting. Artists will perform to a beautiful backdrop in Henry VIII’s open air Base Court for an intimate audience of 3,000.

Following on from the release of Summer Covers, an eclectic mix of fan-favourite jazz covers, Young returns to the stage with his band for a rare performance. Alongside some classic jazz standards, he will also perform new adaptations of his much-loved songs.

Other artists so far confirmed to perform at the 25th anniversary of the summer festival include Bryan Ferry, Van Morrison, Michael Ball & Alfie Boe; James Morrison, Jools Holland, Rick Astley, Björn Again and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Hampton Court Palace Festival is renowned for giving its guests a truly memorable and unique experience. Artists perform in the historic main courtyard of Henry VIII’s magnificent Tudor Palace for an intimate audience of 3,000.

The East Front Gardens provide festival-goers with the perfect place to relax, drink and picnic before taking their seats for the evening’s entertainment.

The confirmed 2017 line-up so far is as follows (all June 2017)…

8 – James Morrison (9pm) – £45, £55, £65
14 – Will Young (9pm) – £50, £60, £75
15 – Van Morrison (9pm) – £69.50, £79.50, £99
16 – Jools Holland (9pm) – £45, £50, £65
17 – Björn Again (9pm) – £39, £43.50, £55
21 – Bryan Ferry (9pm) – £69, £79, £95
22 – Rick Astley (9pm) – £50, £65, £80
23 – Michael Ball & Alfie Boe (9pm) – £65, £75, £95
24 – Fanfare & Fireworks with RPCO (8:30pm) £45, £50, £65

More dates and artists to be announced.