The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew announce Bananarama as the final headliner for Kew the Music 2020. They will be joined by legendary vocalist Gabrielle and X-Factor alumni Rebecca Ferguson on Tuesday 7th July – making Kew the Music the ultimate night out in London this summer!
Headliner Bananarama say, “We’re incredibly excited to share that we’ll be performing at the iconic Kew Gardens! In honour of the occasion, the audience can definitely expect a fun packed show from us. We can’t wait to bring that warm nostalgia with everyone’s favourite songs, as well as some tracks from our new album, ‘In Stereo’.”
With over 30 million copies sold worldwide, multiple BRIT-Award nominations and an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most chart entries by a female group with 32 Top 40 UK hits, Bananarama are an era-defining group whose legacy and influence continues to endure.
Originally formed as a trio in 1981, Bananarama became an omnipresent staple of the British pop music scene in the 80s consistently producing hit after hit. Timeless classics including ‘Shy Boy’, ‘Cruel Summer’ and ‘Really Saying Something’. Their staying power would ultimately be solidified when they released ‘Venus’ which topped the US charts in 1986.
Since their transition to a duo in the early 90s, Bananarama have shown no sign of slowing down, releasing a further six studio albums with their most recent project ‘In Stereo’ arriving in 2019.
Famed for her raspy tones, Gabrielle redefined what a female pop star in the 90s could be. Using her sweet vocals and gift for songwriting as an anchor, Gabrielle has been responsible for some of the UK’s most pre-eminent hits. ‘Dreams’ and ‘Out Of Reach’ still resonate with audiences worldwide today. 2020 marks 20 years since her iconic record Rise. Plus, her UK shows this year follow the release of her sixth studio album Under My Skin, which was released last year, her first in 11 years.
Best known for her appearance on the seventh series of the X-Factor in 2010, Rebecca Ferguson and her vintage vocal stylings has released four critically-acclaimed albums, all reaching the UK Top 10 and receiving praise for their modern spin on soul, blues and jazz.
Rebecca says, “I’ve wanted to play at Kew gardens for so long I’m really excited to see you all there!”
Gabrielle adds, “I can’t wait to perform at the beautiful Kew Gardens this year. With it being the 20th anniversary of ‘Rise’ this year, I can’t imagine a better time to get on that stage and take fans on a journey celebrating all the incredible songs we’ve shared together.”
Bananarama, Gabrielle and Rebecca Ferguson will be bringing a night of fun and nostalgia to Kew Gardens with their biggest and best hits – so music lovers… get ready to sing your heart out!
Kew the Music 2020 headliners are: Bananarama (7 July), James Blunt (8 July), Jack Savoretti (9 July), Will Young + James Morrison (10 July), DJ Spoony (11 July) and Gipsy Kings (12 July).
Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink, or to enjoy refreshments at the open-air bars and tasty street food stalls. For music lovers of all generations, a sensational summer awaits.
For exclusive BBQ/VIP Hospitality dining experiences visit kewthemusic.org. Ready-made Picnic Hampers are available to collect on the night.
Tickets and booking information:
General On sale – 10am Friday 31st January
Go to kewthemusic.org for full event and ticket information.
Tickets from £47.00. Booking fees apply.
24-hour ticket hotline: 0844 871 8803 or book online at kewthemusic.org
Discount for children aged 1-16 (inclusive) is £18.
Under 12 months free entry and no ticket required.
Disabled tickets: Carer goes free.