Costello, Katie Melua and Will Young
are among the stars booked to perform
at the summer's Kenwood House concerts.
of the event at the Heathside mansion
described the line-up, which was revealed
this week, as "probably the best
Elvis Costello and his band The Imposters
will kick-off proceedings on the opening
night on July 2.
follows in the footsteps of his wife,
Diana Krall, who performed at the
venue two years ago.
highlights include multiple Brit Award
winner Will Young on July 30 and Katie
Melua on the penultimate night August
will culminate with the traditional
Last Night of the Kenwood Proms, which
includes tenor Robert Meadmore.
of the event, called Music on a Summer
Evening, were keen to stress that
the programme of performers offered
something for fans of all music genres.
Halsall, spokeswoman for Music on
A Summer Evening, said: "We are
trying to bring as much variety to
Kenwood as possible and with the line
up, although there is always something
for everyone, this year it is even
have got everything and we are trying
to bring exclusives to Kenwood as
it is such an amazing venue."
Zealand's platinum selling artist
Hayley Westenra will perform with
the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
[ED: 9th July], the cast
from the West End musical Grease will
sing classic songs from the show and
Cuba's Ibrahim Ferrer, the leading
voice of the Buena Vista Social Club,
will provide something for salsa fans.
Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra,
The Bootleg Beatles, and the Classic
FM Opera Gala complete the line-up.
Halsall said: "It should be very
special. There will be shuttle buses
to the venue from Golders Green and
Hampstead stations and free ice cream
and chocolate for everybody."
Ghilchik, chairman of the Heath sub-committee
for the Heath and Hampstead Society,
said he hoped neighbours would not
be disturbed by loud music.
main worry is the sound system does
not overflow the site and disturb
know this year they (concert organisers)
are trying very hard to change it
so there will not be as much overflow.
concerts are not to everyone's tastes
and I am sure there are some who will
love it and others who will not."
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