Kew the Music 2023
Sing your summer nights away at Kew the Music picnic concerts.
The first five headliners have now been announced for Kew the Music.
With headline acts from Bastille to The Human League, don't miss our open-air concerts.
11 July 2023: Bastille
Bastille have announced a huge headline show celebrating 10 years of their debut album Bad Blood as part of our Kew the Music 2023 concert series.
The band will perform their album in full, plus other favourites, in the stunning surroundings of Kew Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Released in 2013, Bad Blood featured Bastille’s breakout single Pompeii which reached No.2 in the UK singles charts and No.5 in the US Billboard charts. Following the success of Bad Blood, Bastille went on to win the British Breakthrough Act award at the 2014 BRITs and were nominated for Best New Artist at the 2015 Grammy Awards.
12 July 2023: Announcing soon
13 July 2023: Jack Savoretti
Chart-topping singer/songwriter Jack Savoretti is headlining on Thursday 13 July 2023.
His seventh album Europiana has arrived with its own genre; think Riviera glamour, think Italian elegance – just perfect for a summer’s evening at Kew the Music.
14 July 2023: The Human League
Electro-pioneers and Synth-Pop’s first international superstars, The Human League are set to headline on Friday 14 July 2023.
With four Top 10 albums and eight Top 10 singles in the UK, as well as two US Number 1 singles and over 30 million records sold worldwide, they are a sublimely peculiar and heady cocktail of pop, dance, glamour and electronics.
15 July 2023: Haçienda Classiçal
Haçienda Classiçal, the widely acclaimed live orchestral clubbing series featuring DJ Graeme Park, Manchester Camerata Orchestra and special guests, returns on Saturday 15 July following a fully sold out debut appearance a Kew the Music in July 2017.
16 July 2023: Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
Kew the Music favourite Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra return with another crowd-pleaser show on Sunday 16 July.
A musical leviathan, Jools will be joined by his veritable musical army on stage. The Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will feature Gilson Lavis, special guests Pauline Black and Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson from The Selecter, and guest vocalists Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Sudmudu Jayatilaka.
What else to expect:
Food and drink
You are welcome to bring your own food and drink, or to enjoy refreshments at the open-air bars and tasty street food stalls.
You can treat yourself to one of our VIP packages to make the most of your summer evening at Kew the Music.
From a gourmet hamper to a scrumptious BBQ package, have a look at the options available here.
Getting here and around
By tube Kew Gardens station (500m to Victoria Gate)
By train Kew Bridge station (800m to Elizabeth Gate)
By bus 65 stops at Victoria Gate
By bike racks are available at both gates
Please note there is no parking available at Kew for the Kew the Music event. Please check the Transport for London website for further information regarding parking in the area.
Which gate should I use?
Customers can enter the site through either Victoria or Elizabeth Gate, whichever is most convenient. The walk from either entrance gate to the arena is approximately 500 metres. If you need to collect tickets, please enter via Victoria Gate as you will need to collect your tickets from the box office at this gate.
Customers for the VIP packages will find it easiest to use Elizabeth Gate.