RUFUS Wainwright, Will Young and Jamie Cullum lead the line-up at this summer’s Kenwood House Picnic Concerts, a unique fixture in the London summer concert calendar for over 57 years.
The concerts will launch on Saturday, June 26, with a special guest yet to be announced.
But on Saturday, July 3, Rufus Wainwright returns to the Kenwood stage to perform his biggest outdoor performance to date, including a selection of his most popular songs, material from his new album All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu, plus songs from his critically acclaimed Judy Garland tribute, Rufus Does Judy.
GRAMMY award-winning jazz singer Diana Krall brings her unmistakable voice to Kenwood on Saturday, July 10. The Canadian-born singer songwriter has dominated the international jazz community and won numerous awards. Her outstanding albums continue to win her new fans, awards and accolades across the globe.
On Saturday, July 17, multi-platinum selling pop legend Will Young performs some of his best-known songs including Leave Right Now, Light My Fire and Changes. Thrust into the spotlight via the reality TV phenomenon Pop Idol, Will Young has sold over eight million records and has come to occupy a celebrated place in pop culture.
On Saturday, August 7, virtuoso violinist Diana Yukawa and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
On Saturday, August 14, the jazz sensation Jamie Cullum performs some of his favourite songs. His latest album The Pursuit features a combination of Jamie’s eclectic music tastes, his love of jazz and its classic standards, and the lyrical wit that is so popular with his millions of fans worldwide. In 2003, following the release of Twentysomething, Jamie Cullum went onto become the UK’s biggest selling jazz artist of all time.
The final concert of the season is on Saturday, August 21, with the Last Night of the Kenwood Proms featuring classical teenage sensation and Britain’s Got Talent star, Faryl Smith and acclaimed tenor and star of the Go Compare adverts, Wynne Evans. Accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra, this performance will be conducted by Anthony Inglis, featuring all of the usual Last Night favourites and culminating in a dramatic firework finale.