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Hampton Court Palace Festival

An exciting summer line-up of incredible open air live entertainment in the spectacular and iconic Tudor courtyard

An exciting summer line-up of incredible open air live entertainment in the spectacular and iconic Tudor courtyard

Taking place in the stunning Tudor Courtyard, the Hampton Court Palace Festival with heycar returns in 2024 with another incredible line-up, a spectacular setting and the beautiful East Front Gardens to enjoy street food and picnicking before the evening entertainment.

Running over ten nights, the first release of incredible acts has been revealed: Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Sam Ryder, Sheryl Crow, Deacon Blue and Paloma Faith.

This year, the festival will also present a live podcast for the very first time, with The Rest Is History podcast taking to the stage to fittingly host a show on the Tudor period.

Picnic in the palace gardens

Alongside the performance of a lifetime from your favourite artist, you'll be able to enjoy a bespoke menu of food and drinks from an incredible selection of street food amid the picturesque East Front Gardens. You'll start your evening with live music from up-and-coming acts on the Garden Stage, before journeying through the breath-taking palace to watch the headline act play in a truly awe-inspiring setting.

To make the experience even more special, you can pre-order one of two sumptuous picnics that can be enjoyed in the early evening sunshine. Provided by British Fine Foods, you'll enjoy classic British favourite foods, alongside a bottle of wine or champagne. Picnics can be pre-ordered with tickets or added to existing reservations.

Fans can also choose to take their experience up a notch with added extras such as a welcome glass of champagne or pre-book a charming fountain-side gazebo with delicious refreshments.

The line-up

  • 13 June - Nile Rodgers & CHIC
  • 14 June - Sam Ryder
  • 16 June - The Rest Is History Live presents The Tudors
  • 18 June - Sheryl Crow
  • 19 June - Deacon Blue - "All The Old 45s"
  • 20 June - Paloma Faith


To access the Hampton Court Palace Festival pre-sale and to find out more click here.

Don't forget to check back here as there are more phenomenal artists to be announced soon.


11-22 June 2024 (selected dates)

Ticketing information

Tickets for the Hampton Court Palace Festival can only be purchased via the Festival website and are separate from palace admission tickets.

Historic Royal Palaces members receive access to the pre-sale from Friday 1 December at 10:00 - Monday 4 December.

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

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Are you celebrating a special occasion? Thinking of the perfect way to wow your clients or just fancy splashing out? Join us for a night you won't forget with a pre-concert dining experience inside Hampton Court Palace.

Before enjoying an intimate audience with our fabulous artists, you can experience the state apartments of Hampton Court after hours. We will open up the awe-inspiring King's State Apartments, giving you exclusive palace access.

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The hammerbeam roof was designed by King Henry VIII's Master Carpenter, James Nedeham, and originally would have been painted with blue, red and gold.
Base Court, showing a high angle shot of the audience and stage at the Hampton Court Palace Music Festival.

Important information for ticket holders

The evening's concert will take place in a seated auditorium in Base Court, against the backdrop of the magnificent Tudor palace. All tickets are allocated seats and include entrance to the palace gardens.

You are advised to finish your picnic by 20:00, to leave time to make your way through the palace and into the auditorium. No food or drink can be taken into the palace. Picnic bags can be left in a picnic drop-off point for collection after the show.

Car parking is available for all ticket holders from 17:00 on performance days and until one hour after the end of the performance. We strongly advise that you purchase your parking pass at the time of booking your concert tickets.

  • Advance car parking passes available online up until 16:00 on the day of the concert. Book before 16:00 on the day of the concert to save 20%.
  • Or £12.50 on the gate (subject to availability, contactless payment)

For drivers using sat nav systems, please enter the postcode KT8 9AU and follow the parking signs for the Festival once in the area.


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