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The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is delighted to announce that they have confirmed Passenger,
Haçienda Classiçal and James for their much celebrated Kew the Music summer concerts.
Kew the Music is a glorious week-long festival of summer picnic concerts set within the stunning
grounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Returning once again with a fantastic line up that
offers something for everyone – whether you fancy being whisked back to the heyday of the
notorious Haçienda, or would love the chance to hear the recent hits from Passenger performed
live – book your tickets early to avoid disappointment, and look forward to a night in the most
magical setting in London. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink, or to enjoy the
open-air bars and tasty street food stalls. A sensational summers evening awaits.
Passenger –Tuesday 11 July
His 2012 hit single Let Her Go reached a staggering one billion YouTube views and launched UK
based singer songwriter Mike Rosenberg (aka Passenger) as a global phenomenon. This year’s
Kew the Music opens with a new departure for Rosenberg, for this concert he will perform not as
a solo troubadour, but backed by a five-piece band showcasing songs from his latest album as
well as breathing new life into many Passenger cult classics.
TBA – Wednesday 12 July
TBA – Thursday 13 July
Haçienda Classiçal – Friday 14 July
Having sold out two dates at the Royal Albert Hall, Haçienda Classiçal returns to London for its
third ever concert with the new set updated for 2017 as the DJ's who shaped The Haçienda's
sound, Mike Pickering and Graeme Park perform with Manchester Camerata orchestra for a night
of iconic dance music and club anthems played by a full orchestra.
"A night of soaring synth riffs, euphoric drops and massive tunes" (NME), the records that shaped
a generation are renewed, adapted and arranged for the orchestra, AMC Choir and special
guests. The run of classical-meets-club concerts so far have been widely praised with a five star
review from The Times "The atmosphere was incredible."
James – Saturday 15 July
One of the most influential British indie bands, propelled from the musical tinderbox of early 80s
Manchester and the “Madchester” movement of the 90s into an enduring global career spanning
over 30 years with hit after hit including Sit Down, She’s A Star, Laid, and Getting Away With It and
over 20 UK Top 40 singles and selling millions of albums worldwide. On top at the midway stage
of the chart week, their latest studio album Girl at the End of the World recently came close to
knocking Adele’s 25 off the prized number 1 spot of the UK album chart.
TBA – Sunday 16 July
Further bands and artists will be confirmed over the coming weeks.