Hampton Court Palace Festival 2021

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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 a 40 minute set, 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! 


Fri 13 August - Lily Lyons

Sat 14 August - Melissa Bel

Tue 17 August - Joe Dolman

Wed 18 August - Melissa Bel

Thu 19 August - Joe Dolman

Sat 21 August - Lily Lyons

Sun 22 August - Thomas Ashby

Mon 23 August - Rob Godfrey & Eva

Tue 24 August - Thomas Ashby


Melissa Bel possesses a voice that transcends eras - timeless and soulful yet distinctly fresh. The Toronto-bred, UK-based singer/songwriter grew up in a musical household listening to soul, classic rock and blues music, and draws inspiration from the likes of The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, John Mayer and Taylor Swift. She is currently working on a brand new EP, the first taste of which is coming this summer. Melissa also co-wrote Avril Lavigne’s 2018 single “Tell Me It’s Over”, and is quickly becoming a sought-after songwriter in her own right.


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. 

Lily Lyons

Lily Lyons is a soulful songwriter and singer from London. Spending her first three years as a musician in Cornwall, her set is influenced both by the sounds of the city and the coast.

Joe Dolman

Independent singer-songwriter from Leamington Spa, Joe Dolman is proving himself to be one to watch in 2021. Since previously performing at Hampton Court Palace in 2019, Joe has released a handful of singles which have accumulated over 2 million streams on Spotify. Follow Joe Dolman on Facebook for news on upcoming EP & UK headline tour!