Kew the Music announce James Blunt, Will Young, James Morrison and more as headliners for 2020!
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is delighted to announce the first four headliners for Kew the Music2020. Opening the annual summer fest is the iconic James Blunt, 8 July and the captivating Jack Savoretti joins us on 9 July. He is followed by the debut co-headline of Will Young + James Morrison, 10 July and the festival will be closed by the all-singing, all-dancing Gipsy Kings on 12 July. Further acts for 7 and 11 July are to be announced. Tickets go on sale Friday 8 November, 10am for this unmissable summer staple.
James Blunt – 8 July
The five-time Grammy nominated and multiple BRIT award winning artist James Blunt is no stranger to festival spotlight and will the wow crowds at Kew the Music in July. After numerous successes since his debut ‘Back to Bedlam’ in 2004, the record that brought us You’re Beautiful and Goodbye My Lover, James returned in October 2019 with ‘Once Upon A Mind’. The record has a warmth that permeates the entirety and a real sense of personality. Well known for his wit and charm, James has sold over 23 million albums and is a definite must-see live.
“I am so pleased to have been asked to perform at the Kew The Music festival in 2020. It’s an honour to be performing at Kew Gardens, and I hope that people come out to what I promise will be a really fun day!” – James Blunt
Jack Savoretti – 9 July
Jack has enjoyed a slow burn success, back in 2006 he was spotted by Corinne Bailey Rae and invited to join her on her European tour. By 2015, his fourth album ‘Written in Scars’ was catapulted into the upper reaches of the charts. In 2018 he dueted with Kylie Minogue on ‘Golden’ and this year, the husky voiced singer has moved from strength to strength, making 2019 his biggest year yet. His latest No 1 album ‘Singing to Strangers’ includes work with legendary Bob Dylan and this headline slot is a great addition to his long list of well earned achievements.
“It is an incredible honour to be able to perform in such a unique and beautiful venue. It is really one of a kind and hard to think of a better place to perform a summertime show in London.” – Jack Savoretti
Will Young + James Morrison – 10 July
Having recently released the infectious summer anthem My Love from his latest album ‘Lexicon’, Will Young is back stronger than ever. With an impressive résumé including the biggest single of the noughties with ‘Anything is Possible/Evergreen’, two BRIT awards and four No 1 albums, homegrown favourite Will Young is a seasoned pop star worth watching.
Boasting a devoted following, 7 million album sales and a BRIT award, James Morrison co-headlines Kew the Music’s Friday night slot. His five Top 10 singles all rank among the biggest of their era, including the breakthrough smashes ‘You Give Me Something’ and ‘Wonderful World’. Bringing a gritty performance style and world-class songwriting, the ‘once-in-a-generation’ voice has returned to music with an honest but triumphant new project. His new single ‘So Beautiful’ has already amassed more than six million listens on Spotify.
“Fantastic to be playing with James Morrison in one of my favourite spots in London, it’s all gardening and singing in my life, so Kew the Music is the perfect show for me!”– Will Young
“For the last 20 years, Will has been at the forefront of British popular culture. That’s a massive achievement. I think our sets will complement each other in a special way and I’m really looking forward to our show together. It’ll be a great night out!”– James Morrison
Gipsy Kings – 12 July
With little need of introduction, party favourites and spectacular performers, Gipsy Kings will close Kew the Music 2020. One of the most successful Spanish language bands of the last 40 years with their 1989 self-titled album spending 40 weeks on the US charts and their top 5 songs amassing over 160million listens on Spotify. Known for their infectious tunes and jubilant performances, this combination has kept them consistently in demand for over four decades.
“We can’t wait until we come back to Kew. It has been two years and it is one of our favourite venues to play. Get ready for a fiesta!”-The Gipsy Kings
Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink, or to enjoy refreshments at the open-air bars and tasty street food stalls. For music lovers of all generations, a sensational summer awaits.
For exclusive BBQ/VIP Hospitality dining experiences visit kewthemusic.org. Ready-made Picnic Hampers are available to collect on the night.
Tickets and booking information:
General On sale 10am Fri 8th November
Go to kewthemusic.org for full event and ticket information.
Tickets from £47.00. Booking fees apply.
24-hour ticket hotline: 0844 871 8803 or book online at kewthemusic.org
Discount for children aged 1-16 (inclusive) is £18.
Under 12 months free entry and no ticket required.
Disabled tickets: Carer goes free.
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