RICHARD ASHCROFT announces 2024 outdoor concert for London at Kew The Music

Richard Ashcroft
Richard Ashcroft by Dean Chalkley

Richard Ashcroft has been added to the line-up for KEW THE MUSIC 2024, headlining the final show of the series taking place on Sunday, 14th July 2024.

​He joins the previously announced headliners for the summer concert series: MIKA on Tuesday, 9th July 2024, Passenger on Thursday, 11th July 2024, and JLS on Friday, 12th July 2024, as well as an in-conversation with show with Monty Don on 8th July.

​The annual week-long festival of picnic concerts is set in the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site, Kew Gardens in south west London, and has become one of the fixtures in the London summer music calendar.

​Established as one of the most spectacular summer concert venues in the UK, the shows are a hit amongst all generations of music lovers. Unusually for outdoor events, guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink or can enjoy the open-air bars and street food stalls.

​Richard Ashcroft is a two-time Ivor Novello winner (Songwriter of the Year in 1998 and Outstanding Contribution to British Music in 2019) who has released five Top 5 solo albums, including the #1 debut ‘Alone With Everybody’.

​He first came to attention with The Verve, with whom he released one of the biggest albums of the era in the shape of ‘Urban Hymns’ (the UK’s 18th biggest-selling album of all-time), as well as a succession of anthems which remain staples of his live set today, including ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’, ‘Bittersweet Symphony’, ‘Lucky Man’ and ‘Sonnet’. His most recent album, ‘Acoustic Hymns’, was released in 2022 and reached No.2 in the UK Album Chart.


​Monday 8th July – An Evening in Conversation with Monty Don
Tuesday 9th July – MIKA plus guests

Wednesday 10th July – TO BE ANNOUNCED

Thursday 11th July – Passenger plus guests

Friday 12th July – JLS plus guests

Saturday 13th July – TO BE ANNOUNCED

Sunday 14th July – An Evening with Richard Ashcroft plus guests

​Tickets for the show will go on pre-sale on Tuesday, 19th December, at 10 am, and general sale on Wednesday, 20th December, 10 am from


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