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Tom Jones and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra added to Hampton Court Palace Festival 2018

Tom Jones

Story by Jack Foley

TOM Jones and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra have been added to the line-up for Hampton Court Palace Festival 2018.

Tickets for the concerts will go on sale at 9am on February 23 and can be purchased here.

Musical icon Tom Jones returns to headline Hampton Court Palace Festival on Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22, having last performed a string of sold out shows in 2016.

He will be singing hits from his unrivalled repertoire from a career spanning more than 50 years such as timeless classics Delilah, What’s New Pussycat and It’s Not Unusual.

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will also be returning to Hampton Court Palace Festival to perform on Saturday, June 23.

Against the atmospheric backdrop of Base Court, the palace’s most impressive Tudor courtyard, the internationally acclaimed Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will perform scores from the mainstream masters of classical music. A fireworks display will provide a spectacular finale to round off this superb evening.

Now in its 26th year, Hampton Court Palace Festival, is a series of truly special and unique open-air concerts. Attendees will arrive at the sumptuous Palace Gardens to enjoy a spot of picnicking in the spectacular surroundings with champagne available to purchase from the festival’s Champagne Partner, Champagne PIAFF.

The festival also offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate special occasions in a prestigious setting, with exclusive dining and corporate entertainment available, ensuring a memorable VIP experience. Artists perform in an intimate 3,000-seat auditorium in Base Court, set against the backdrop of Henry VIII’s magnificent Tudor Palace.

Already announced to perform at Hampton Court Palace Festival 2018 are international superstar Lionel Richie on June 5 and 6, pop sensation Paloma Faith on June 8, legendary guitar player Joe Bonamassa on June 12, musical virtuoso Jools Holland on June 14, legendary American rock band The Beach Boys on June 15 and 16 and Take That star Gary Barlow on June 19 and 20.

Tickets are still available to purchase for all other concerts, except for general admission seating for the Lionel Richie and Gary Barlow concerts as they are now sold out.

Tickets for the Tom Jones and Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will go on sale at 9am on Friday, February 23.