Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band & Simple Minds announce dates at the Hampton Court Palace Festival in June 2011Hampton Court Palace Festival have announced two new additions to the 2011 line up with legend Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band and Scottish Rock Band Simple Minds.
Since beginning his career with The Beatles in the 1960s, Ringo Starr has been one of the world's brightest musical luminaries. He has enjoyed a successful and dynamic solo career as a singer, songwriter and drummer, an active musical collaborator, and as an actor. Drawing inspiration from classic blues, soul, country, honky-tonk and rock 'n' roll, Ringo continues to play an important role in modern music with his solo recording and touring.
Simple Minds have produced a handful of critically acclaimed albums throughout their career, best known hits include "Don't You (Forget About Me)" and "Alive and Kicking" – which will be performed at this Festival.
They join international rock icon Bryan Adams, James Blunt, America’s legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean, forever associated with American Pie and Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) and Festival favourite Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.
Hampton Court Palace Festival will take place from 7th June - 18th June 2011, in the stunning open-air court of King Henry VIII’s Palace. As well as the fantastic music line up, the Hampton Court Palace Festival is renowned for creating a truly unforgettable experience. Artists perform in the main courtyard of the magnificent Tudor Palace providing an intimate atmosphere for an audience of 3,000.
Published on 04 March 2011 by Wayne Feltham