Hampton Court Palace Festival 2023

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The Garden Stage

Listen to rising stars from our outdoor acoustic stage.

Our Garden Stage is back! Make the most of your visit by arriving early and enjoy live acoustic performances on the East Front.

Each day there'll be performances from The Garden Stage. Emerging singer-songwriters and acoustic acts will perform two 30 minute sets, providing a relaxing musical backdrop to your summer evening.

You won't be able to resist the summer feeling while sitting in the Gardens, sipping a glass of bubbly and listening to acoustic music. 

Who knows? You may see the next rising star performing at the Palace! 

Lulu May

Lulu May

Lulu May is a singer-songwriter and performer from London. She has won several competitions for her compositions and works predominantly as a performer for weddings and events. Her music is available at Soundcloud and you can follow her on Instagram.

Thomas Ashby

Thomas Ashby

Following critical acclaim and national airplay from his debut album, Thomas Ashby, returns after years of internal and external exploration with his new record, Better.

With his international backing ensemble, Thomas entered the studio two days after he returned from touring Europe in his van, and they recorded the album in 4 days, ending with him staying alone overnight to complete a 22-hour recording stint.

The result, as shown by three singles, is an intimate and powerfully emotive record, that connects with delving lyricism, deft, playful guitar work, and rich arrangements.

Joe Dolman

Joe Dolman

Ask Joe Dolman what he loves about being a musician and he’ll tell you straight away: whether it’s performing, producing or writing — for himself or for others — he’s happy being a part of making great music happen. “I just want to make music I’m proud of” says the 26-year-old from Leamington Spa.

Dolman began making his name like most do in the music business performing in local pubs, but before long he began gathering attention from the likes of BBC Introducing who gave Joe his first appearance on the big stage back in 2014 to perform at BBC Radio 2’s Festival in a day at Hyde Park, as well as playing his songs on BBC Radio 1.

Since then, music has not only taken Joe around the UK but also overseas. Joe has been building a reputation for crafting honest & relatable songs well beyond his years and has racked up over 5 million streams online all whilst remaining an independent artist.

“An exciting talent. One to watch!” - Janice Long, BBC Radio 2