The Tower Music Festival 2007: James Morrison on bill
Story by Jack Foley
THE Tower Music Festival will transform the historic Tower of London into a musical institution as artists from the world of rock, pop and opera come together between June 28 and July 14.
The line-up of artists include Elvis Costello, Joe Cocker, James Morrison (pictured), Seal, the Gipsy Kings, Katherine Jenkins, Bryn Terfel, Bryan Ferry and Dave Stewart.
The festival opens on June 28 with a star-studded charity gala event in association with ICM Models.
Supermodels from around the world including Helena Christensen and Erin O’Connor will take to the catwalk in this unique one-off fashion show along with some of the hottest and most talked about new faces wearing some iconic outfits. Find out more
The festival will then continue with The Gipsy Kings bringing their distinctive modern flamenco sound back to London for a welcome return.
And Roxy Music front man Bryan Ferry will perform on July 2, hot on the heels of the release of his album of Dylan covers.
Following him will be UK rock legend, Joe Cocker, famed for his Oscar-winning Up Where We Belong with Jennifer Warnes and as one of the few artists to play Woodstock in both ’69 and ’94.
Opera sensation Katherine Jenkins and Classical Brit Award winner Bryn Terfel will both perform a night each, as will Brit Award winning singer James Morrison.
Seal will make his much-anticipated live comeback, and British music giant Elvis Costello will also take to the stage for an evening with New Orleans R&B songwriter and artist Allen Toussaint and also featuring Steve Nieve.
Closing the Tower Music Festival will be Dave Stewart – one half of the legendary Eurythmics and a man who Bob Dylan described as a “fearless innovator”.
After many years of writing and producing hundreds of classic songs known all over the world, Dave Stewart has put together a spectacular group of musicians and a 30 piece orchestra to perform and showcase some of his amazing catalogue of work.
The line-up so far…
Thursday, June 28 – A Night in Fashion
Friday, June 29 – Gipsy Kings
Monday, July 2 – Bryan Ferry
Wednesday, July 4 – Joe Cocker
Thursday, July 5 – Katherine Jenkins
Friday, July 6 – Seal
Saturday, July 7 – Elvis Costello with the Allen Toussaint Band
& Horns featuring Steve Nieve
Thursday, July 12 – Bryn Terfel
Friday, July 13 – James Morrison
Saturday, July 14 – Dave Stewart Songbook