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Lionel Richie to Headline London's Hampton Court Palace Festival 2018

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Lionel Richie to Headline London's Hampton Court Palace Festival 2018 Historic Royal Palaces and IMG announce that Lionel Richie has been added to the line-up for Hampton Court Palace Festival 2018 supported by Viking, award-winning cruise line. These are Lionel's only London shows of 2018. Tickets for the Lionel Richie concerts will go on sale at 10am on Friday 2 February. Tickets can be purchased from www.hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com.

International superstar Lionel Richie will be making his debut on the Hampton Court Palace Festival stage on Tuesday 5 June and Wednesday 6 June. He will be performing hits from his extensive and much-loved repertoire spanning decades, all the way from the Commodores to the present day. Richie's shows are world renowned for their party atmosphere. Fans will be able to enjoy timeless mega-hits such as 'Lady', 'Dancing on the Ceiling', 'Say You, Say Me', 'Hello' and 'All Night Long'.

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 pop sensation Paloma Faith on 8 June, legendary guitar player Joe Bonamassa on 12 June, musical virtuoso Jools Holland on 14 June, legendary American rock band The Beach Boys on 15 and 16 June and Take That star Gary Barlow on 19 and 20 June. Both of Gary's shows sold out in record time. Tickets are still available to purchase for all other concerts, except Paloma Faith's with tickets going on sale for her show on Friday 2 February at 9am.

Tickets for the Lionel Richie concerts will go on sale at 10am on Friday 2 February, and can be bought from www.hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com.

This unique Festival has been running for 26 years in Base Court at Hampton Court Palace with world-class artists, spectacular fireworks and exquisite culinary experiences. Those who have previously performed at the Festival include: Cliff Richard, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Liza Minnelli, Frankie Valli, Van Morrison, Russell Watson, James Blunt, James Morrison, Bryan Adams, Caro Emerald, Katie Melua, Andrea Bocelli, Darcey Bussell, Jose Carreras, Joaquin Cortes, The Gipsy Kings, Bryn Terfel, Brian Wilson, Katherine Jenkins, Rufus Wainwright, Tracy Chapman, Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Will Young and Art Garfunkel to name a few.

IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media, operating in more than 30 countries. The company manages some of the world's greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in sports training and league development, as well as marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. IMG is part of the Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) network.

Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle. We help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built. We raise all our own funds and depend on the support of our visitors, members, donors, sponsors and volunteers. With the exception of Hillsborough Castle, these palaces are owned by The Queen on behalf of the nation, and we manage them for the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Historic Royal Palaces cares for Hillsborough Castle under a separate contract with the Northern Ireland Office. Registered charity number 1068852. For more information visit www.hrp.org.uk


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