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19 October 2021

Simply Red To Perform At Blenheim Palace For Nocturne Live 2022

Simply Red Nocturne Live 2022
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Simply Red, one of the best-selling British bands of all time with global album sales of over 60 million, are announced today as headliners for the opening night of next summer’s Nocturne Live concert series at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

Fronted by Mick Hucknall, the multi-Brit Award-winning group whose 1991 album Stars was the best-selling album for two years running in Britain and Europe, and who topped the US charts twice with their massive hits If You Don’t Know Me By Now and Holding Back The Years, will descend on the Palace’s 10,000-capacity Great Court, with support from Brand New Heavies, on Wednesday, 15 June 2022.

Minds, UB40 featuring Ali and Astro, and David Gray (celebrating the 20th anniversary of his seminal album White Ladder) on the line-up for the popular concert series, which will run across five nights from Wednesday June 15th to Sunday June 19th 2022. Support acts for next summer’s event include the likes of Macy Gray, Deacon Blue, Brand New Heavies, Nerina Pallot, Jimmy Cliff, Aswad and James Morrison

Nocturne Live Founder Ciro Romano: “We’re overjoyed to have added Simply Red to the line-up for next summer’s Nocturne Live. It’s going to be a wonderful feeling having everyone finally back together at Blenheim Palace enjoying five nights of incredible music against the beautiful backdrop of The Great Court.”

Tickets from Simply Red start at £36 and go on sale at 9am on October 22. Tickets, along with a limited number of VIP packages – which provide an exclusive opportunity to dine in the State Rooms of Blenheim Palace – are available from the official Nocturne Live website.

Nocturne Live 2022 features the following shows:

Wednesday, 15 June:
Simply Red
Brand New Heavies

Thursday, 16 June:
David Gray – White Ladder 20th Anniversary
James Morrison
Nerina Pallot

Friday, 17 June:
UB40 feat Ali & Astro
Jimmy Cliff

Saturday, 18 June:
Simple Minds
Deacon Blue

Sunday, 19 June:
Lionel Richie
Macy Gray

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