Kew the Music 2019 Live Music & Concerts


Award-winning festival announces full line up

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is delighted to announce that the full line up of artists
joining the incredible summer series for Kew the Music 2019 will be soul-queen
Beverley Knight & pop-superstar Billy Ocean, 9 July, spellbinding Jess Glynne, 10 July,
much-loved Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, 11 July, R&B legend
Craig David, 12 July, punk sensation Garbage, 13 July and 80’s icon Rick Astley on 14
Tickets are now on sale and music-lovers can book ahead for the unmissable
evenings at the iconic, atmospheric venue which returns from 9-14 July, 2019.

9 July - Beverley Knight + Billy Ocean
Both playing full headline sets, these two iconic artists make their Kew the Music
debut. Queen of British soul Beverley Knight has impeccable credentials. With
powerhouse vocals tinged with a raw honesty, she has sold over a million albums. She
has won three MOBO Awards, nominated multiple times for Best Female at the Brits
and also received a prestigious Mercury Music Prize nomination. Billy Ocean is the
biggest black recording star Britain has ever produced, selling over 30 million records
to date. He reached Gold and Platinum status worldwide with hit after hit after hit –
from killer ballads like Suddenly to pop classics Love Really Hurts Without You and
When The Going gets Tough. His latest album Here You Are featuring handpicked and
reworked tracks entered the charts at his highest position since 1988.

10 July - Jess Glynne
It’s been a rollercoaster few years for Jess Glynne. I Cry When I Laugh is one of the
defining British pop records of its era. It entered at number one, spawning 12million
worldwide single sales, 39 weeks in the UK top 10, 2.5billion Spotify streams, a sold
out UK arena tour, Brit, MTV, EMA, Ivor Novello, MOBO, Q and Glamour Award
nominations. In 2018 Jess scored a second UK number one with her much anticipated
second album Always in Between. With monumental style, Jess brokers the hinterland
between pop, soul, R&B, funk and house. She has an extraordinary alchemical touch
for turning out songs filled with hooks and harmonies that mean something to her and,
at the same time, cast a spell over the rest of us.

11 July - Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with special guest Alison Moyet
Jools Holland returns this year with yet another crowd-pleasing show. Jools has been
touring with his veritable musical army, the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, for more than 25
years. He will be joined by special guests Pauline Black & Arthur “Gaps” Hendrickson
from The Selecter and featuring Gilson Lavis alongside regular guest vocalists, Ruby
Turner and Louise Marshall.
With a career spanning over thirty years, Alison Moyet is irrepressible and enduring.
She began as one half of Yazoo, reinvented British dance music, merging cool
synthesized soundscapes with soul. Critical acclaim, sold out tours, multiple top ten
hits, a Grammy nomination and three BRIT awards later, Alison Moyet has clearly
demonstrated why she is one of Britain’s finest recording artists. All nine of her studio
albums, and three compilation albums, have charted in the Top 30 UK Album Charts.
Multi-talented, multi-faceted and adventurous – her instantly recognizable

12 July - Craig David
With 15 Million albums sold worldwide and multi Grammy nominations as well as a top
10 billboard hit 7 Days, plus 4.5 million single sales and 290 million single streams in
the last year alone – Craig David is the most talked about return to music in decades!
A contemporary R&B singer, songwriter and rapper, Craig David’s debut studio
album, Born to Do It, was released in 2000, after which he has released a further five
studio albums earning himself 20 UK Top 40 singles, and seven UK Top 40 albums,
David’s latest album The Time is Now is an exciting stylistic mix of tropical house and

13 July - Garbage
Together for over 25 years Garbage has sold more than 17 million albums worldwide
and performed in over 35 countries. The band’s unique sound and provocative visual
aesthetic grabbed headlines, attracted attention and Award nominations for seminal
album Version 2.0. In the post-millennium years, platinum selling beautifulgarbage was
followed by Bleed Like Me. Their most recent studio album Strange Little Birds,
reached #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock and Alternative chart. Back on the road, the
strident cyberpunks are once again showing how it’s done.

14 July - Rick Astley
If you think you know Rick Astley, think again. The much-loved multi-million selling 80s
icon returned to capture the heart of a nation with his #1 platinum selling album “50” in
2016 and this year returned with his stellar album "Beautiful Life” in the top10. Back in
1987 his solo debut Never Gonna Give You Up was a global smash, number 1 in 25
countries. Over the next 5 years Rick had 13 international hit singles. He became a
viral sensation in the noughties and most recently he has been back in the studio
creating new, touchingly intimate ballads, upbeat dance beats, hook-laden pop songs
and soul stormers – packing in the cheeky lyrical references and the signature singalong
style that are instantly recognisable.

Proving to be a hit amongst all generations of music lovers, the popular concerts are
the perfect evening out for all the family to enjoy. Guests are welcome to bring their
own food and drink, or to enjoy the open-air bars and tasty street food stalls. A
sensational summer’s evening awaits.

Kew the Music has recently won the prestigious “Tony Kane Cultural Experience of the
Year” at the Time & Leisure Food & Culture 2018 Awards, cementing the glorious
week-long summer picnic concerts as a highlight in the cultural calendar.
For exclusive BBQ/ VIP Hospitality dining experiences visit Readymade
Picnic Hampers are available to collect on the night.

More details

Date(s)9 - 14 Jul 2019
WebsiteVisit website
VenueKew Gardens
AddressKew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, Richmond, Greater London,

Box Office+44 (0)20 8332 5000
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Event Details

Date9 - 14 Jul 2019
Time(s)6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
CostTickets from £45.00. Booking fees apply.
VenueKew Gardens
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond
Greater London
Phone0844 871 8803
CategoryLive Music & Concerts


28 Mar 2019

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