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Kew Music

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Iconic names in spectacular surroundings – Kew the Music is coming back with more unforgettable summer nights. 

With headline acts from Van Morrison to DJ Spoony, don't miss our open-air concerts.

→ 5 July 2022: Van Morrison

Van Morrison is one of the world’s most celebrated and inspirational singer/songwriters; his legacy transcends generations.

Rising to fame in the early 60s as the lead singer of Irish R&B/rock band Them, Morrison became a runaway success with timeless classics including Gloria and Here Comes The Night.

He would later establish himself as a wildly successful solo artist, moving towards more experimental terrain releasing era-defining albums ‘Astral Winds’, ‘Moondance’ and ‘Tupelo Honey’.  

Ever prolific, the world-wide legend that is Van Morrison continues to record new material.

→ 6 July 2022: James Blunt 

The five-time Grammy nominated and multiple BRIT award winning artist, James Blunt, is no stranger to festival spotlight and will wow the crowds at Kew the Music in July 2022.

After numerous successes since his debut ‘Back to Bedlam’ in 2004 (the record that brought us You’re Beautiful and Goodbye My Lover), James returned in October 2019 with ‘Once Upon A Mind’. The record has a warmth that permeates its entirety, and a real sense of personality.

Well known for his wit and charm, James has sold over 23 million albums and is a definite must-see live.

→ 7 July 2022: DJ Spoony 

The popularity of garage has remained consistent since its inception over 20 years ago, when it swept across the airwaves, clubs, charts and streets of Britain. DJ Spoony is at the forefront of the genre inspiring a new generation of garage artists.

This godfather of garage is heading to the capital in 2022. The show is packed full of re-imagined classics such as Flowers21 Seconds and Sweet Like Chocolate, and it features sampled vocals from iconic artists such as Sugababes, Paloma Faith, Lily Allen, Emeli Sandé, Raleigh Ritchie and many more.

DJ Spoony will bring music fans a high-energy, hi-octane show and a re-ignited passion for garage, but with a classical twist…

→ 8 July 2022: Will Young and James Morrison

Having released the infectious summer anthem My Love from his latest album ‘Lexicon’, Will Young is back stronger than ever.

With an impressive résumé including the biggest single of the noughties with Anything is Possible/Evergreen, two BRIT awards, and four No. 1 albums, homegrown favourite Will Young is a seasoned pop star worth watching.

Boasting a devoted following, 7 million album sales, and a BRIT award, James Morrison will be co-headlining Kew the Music’s Friday night slot.

His five Top 10 singles all rank among the biggest of their era, including the breakthrough smashes You Give Me Something and Wonderful World.

Bringing a gritty performance style and world-class songwriting, the once-in-a-generation voice has returned to music with an honest but triumphant new project. His latest single So Beautiful has already amassed more than eleven million listens on Spotify.

→ 9 July 2022: Bananarama - Supported by Gabrielle and Rebecca Ferguson

Headliner Bananarama will be joined by legendary vocalist Gabrielle and X-Factor alumni Rebecca Ferguson for an ultimate summer night out.  

With over 30 million copies sold worldwide, multiple BRIT-Award nominations, and a Guiness World Record for the most chart entries by a female group (they have 32 Top 40 UK hits), Bananarama are an era-defining group whose legacy and influence continues to endure. 

Since their transition to a duo in the early 90s, Bananarama have shown no sign of slowing down, releasing a further six studio albums including their most recent project, ‘In Stereo’, 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 is to thank for some of the UK’s most pre-eminent hits. 

Best known for her appearance on the seventh series of the X-Factor in 2010, Rebecca Ferguson has released four critically-acclaimed albums with her vintage vocal stylings, all reaching the UK Top 10.

→ 10 July 2022: Gipsy Kings 

With little need of introduction, the party favourites and spectacular performers, Gipsy Kings, will close Kew the Music 2022.

They are one of the most successful Spanish language bands of the last 40 years, with their 1989 self-titled album spending 40 weeks on the US charts, and their top 5 songs amassing over 160 million listens on Spotify.

Known for their infectious tunes and jubilant performances, Gypsy Kings have successfully been in demand for over four decades.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By car

Please note: Parking at Kew is extremely limited, with spaces in our car park available on a first come, first served basis. Please plan ahead if you are considering driving to Kew, as we cannot guarantee available space in our car park.

 

Kew Gardens car park (TW9 3AF)

Ferry Lane, near Brentford Gate.

- Limited parking available in the car park

- Parking costs £7 per day. You can pay on site, or with the paybyphone app.

- No charge for motorcycles and mopeds

- Blue badge holders park for free in disabled access parking spaces or other spaces if full

- Car park closes 30 minutes after the Gardens close

- The Herbarium car park will operate as a weekend overflow car park, opening at the point that the Ferry Lane car park gets full

 

Parking around Kew Gardens

- There is no parking allowed on Kew Road (A307)  Check Richmond council website for parking updates.

- From Monday 3 May 2021, you will need to pay to park in visitor spaces at Kew Green using RingGo.

- Try the Just Park app to find parking near Kew Gardens.

- Restrictions apply on residential streets around Kew 

- Three disabled access parking bays and drop-off area at Elizabeth Gate (TW9 3AB)

- There is no coach park at Kew

 

Richmond Athletic Grounds (TW9 2SF)

- Check out the Just Park app for Richmond Athletic Grounds. It's about 20 min walk to Victoria Gate. Please note: Kew Gardens is not affiliated in any way with Just Park

Public Transport Directions

By bike

We love to welcome cyclists to our Gardens.

There are bicycle racks at all four gates. At Elizabeth Gate and Victoria Gate, the racks are inside the gates behind the booths.

Bikes left outside our gates are left at your own risk. 

We do not allow bicycles, tricycles, roller skates, skateboards, and scooters into the Gardens.

 

By bus

Route 65 stops close to Lion Gate, Elizabeth Gate and Victoria Gate.

Route 110 stops near Kew Gardens station and Elizabeth Gate. 

Routes 237 and 267 stop at Kew Bridge station.

 

By train

Kew Bridge station is 800m from Elizabeth Gate, via Kew Bridge. South West Trains run services from Waterloo, via Vauxhall and Clapham Junction. There is no level access at Kew Bridge.

Richmond station has lift and level access. Take 65 bus (in the direction of Ealing Broadway) to Lion or Victoria Gate.

 

By tube

Kew Gardens station is 500m from Victoria Gate. It is in Zone 3 and is served by the District Line (Richmond branch) and London Overground.

There is no level access from the westbound platform. It is possible to continue one stop to Richmond and catch a tube back to use the eastbound platform which does have level access.

 

By boat

Thames River Boats operate a special service from Westminster Pier to Kew Pier.

Timings:

Westminster to Kew:

- 11am - 2.30pm

Kew to Westminster:

- 12.30pm - 3.30pm - 5pm

Sailing times may vary, check the Thames River Boats site for more information.

Kew the Music

Type:Music

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB

Tel: 020 8332 5655

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