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 summer’s evening awaits.
Razorlight – Wednesday 12 July
Formed in 2002 around lead singer Johnny Borrell, Razorlight quickly became one of the key bands of the new millennia, selling 4 million albums, winning the 2005 NME New Band Award, nominated for two BRIT Awards and two NME Awards ‘Best Band’ and ‘Best Album’ in 2007. Earlier this year Johnny began trying songs with guitarist David Ellis, formerly of Babeshadow, and with a new line-up the reinvigorated Razorlight are set to confirm their place as one of the most compelling, maverick guitar bands to have emerged out of the UK.
Supported by indie heroes The Bluetones, dynamic and engaging, with an impressive run of hit singles Bluetonic, Slight Return, If and Keep the Fires Burning to name a few.
Opening the concert is Reef. Frontman Gary Stringer has one of the most distinctive voices of the nineties and this Britpop band is best known for the million selling No1 album Glow.