NILE RODGERS & CHIC, CARO EMERALD and JOOLS HOLLAND added to lineup for Hampton Court Place Festival 2019


  • Nile Rodgers & Chic to perform on 14 and 15 June
  • Caro Emerald to perform on 12 June
  • Jools Holland & his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra to perform on 6 June
  • Tickets go on general sale at 10am, Friday 1 February 2019
  • Kylie Minogue, Tears For Fears and The Jacksons already confirmed to perform inside the glorious Tudor Courtyard at Hampton Court Palace

Historic Royal Palaces and IMG are thrilled to announce that the next headliners for Hampton Court Palace Festival 2019 are Nile Rodgers & ChicCaro Emerald and Jools Holland. Tickets for these shows will go on general sale at 10am this Friday 1 February. Tickets can be purchased from

The quite simply iconic Nile Rodgers & Chic will make their Hampton Court Palace Festival debut on 14 June. Attendees will be able to see the band perform all of their incredible hit songs including Le Freak and Everybody Dance, as well as songs from their recently released album ‘Till The World Falls’ – the band’s first new album in 25 years.

The dutch songstress Caro Emerald will return to Hampton Court Palace on 12 June, having previously performed at the festival in 2012 and 2016. Festival goers can expect Caro and her band, the Gradmono Orchestra, to play some of her biggest hits including Liquid Lunch and That Man, as well as material from her recently released ‘Emerald Island’ EP. 

Festival favourite Jools Holland also returns to the stunning Tudor courtyard, Base Court, and will perform on 6 June. Having just released his new collaborative album with Marc Almond, ‘A Lovely Life To Live’, attendees can expect stellar boogie-woogie and blues classics performed by music maestro Jools and his infamous Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.

Already announced to perform at Hampton Court Palace Festival are new-wave legends Tears For Fears and pop royalty The Jacksons, with general and VIP tickets for their concerts already on-sale now. Kylie Minogue is also set to perform in the palace courtyard but only VIP and corporate packages are available to purchase for her concerts as general tickets sold out in record time.

Now in its 27th year, Hampton Court Palace Festival is a series of truly special and unique open-air concerts. Artists perform in a 3,000-seat auditorium in Base Court, set against the backdrop of Henry VIII’s magnificent Tudor Palace. Attendees will arrive at the sumptuous Palace Gardens to enjoy a spot of picnicking. This year, the festival’s picnics will be provided by Fortnum & Mason for the very first time. Crafted with the very best seasonal ingredients fresh from Fortnum’s famous Food Halls, and packed with summer-ready tipples, four picnic options will be available for guests to enjoy. Picnics will be available to pre-order from this Friday when purchasing tickets to the festival.  

The festival also offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate special occasions in a prestigious setting, with champagne available to purchase from the festival’s Champagne Partner, Champagne PIAFF. Exclusive dining and corporate entertainment packages in the Palace’s magnificent state apartments are also available, ensuring a truly unforgettable experience.

Tickets for Nile Rodgers & Chic, Caro Emerald and Jools Holland’s concerts go on sale at 10am this Friday 1 February.

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Ticket Information:          
Date                                        Artist                                  
Thursday 6 June                      Jools Holland
Friday 7 June                          The Jacksons
Wednesday 12 June               Caro Emerald
Friday 14 June                        Nile Rodgers & Chic
Saturday 15 June                    Nile Rodgers & Chic (onsale 7th February)
Tuesday 18 June                    Tears For Fears
Wednesday 19 June               Tears For Fears
Thursday 20 June                   Kylie Minogue
Friday 21 June               Kylie Minogue