KRIS KRISTOFFERSON

WITH MERLE HAGGARD'S STRANGERS AND RUFUS WAINWRIGHT

Kenwood, 22nd Jun 2018

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Artist & dates

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON

WITH MERLE HAGGARD'S STRANGERS AND RUFUS WAINWRIGHT

ASHLEY CAMPBELL + JESSIE BUCKLEY + JOSH O'KEEFE


22nd Jun 2018

Kenwood

Kris Kristofferson Special Show on his 82nd Birthday at Kenwood House, COMPERED BY DJ WHISPERING BOB HARRIS.

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, accompanied by MERLE HAGGARD'S STRANGERS

plus special guests

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT

ASHLEY CAMPBELL

ROSE-LYNN HARLAN (JESSIE BUCKLEY)

JOSH OKEEFE

English Heritage and Giles Cooper Entertainment (GCE) have announced today (Thursday 30th November) that live music will be returning to the sumptuous grounds of Kenwood House in Hampstead in June 2018.

The Heritage Live Concert Series will take place across two weekends in June, seeing a return to the summer calendar at Kenwood and bringing together the best in live music in the most unique of outdoor settings.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson has been announced as one of the first artists in the series, performing an exclusive show celebrating his birthday on Friday 22nd June 2018.

Heralded as an artist’s artist, the three time Grammy Award winner has recorded over 28 albums, including three with the Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings as part of the group The Highwaymen.

Kristofferson rose to fame in the early 1970s with a remarkable string of hits that have gone on to become standards, including ‘Me and Bobby McGee’, ‘Help Me Make It Through the Night’, and ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’.

His success in songwriting also brought him to the attention of Hollywood, leading to a career in acting that has seen Kristofferson star in over 70 films, including ‘A Star is Born’, for which his performance earned him a Golden Globe for Best Actor.

On the show, Kristofferson said: “I look forward to coming back to England this summer, and feel pretty blessed to still be doing what I love to do. Performing and turning 82 at the Kenwood House in London will be a real honour."

Tickets go on sale today to English Heritage members and on general sale tomorrow, Friday 1st December.

Sam Cooper, English Heritage’s General Manager at Kenwood, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing back the summer concerts to Kenwood. People have been asking us for ages when the concerts would return and while at this stage it’s for one year only, we’re hopeful that this will become an annual event. I can think of no better way to spend a summer’s evening than listening to wonderful music against the spectacular backdrop of Kenwood House.”

Giles Cooper, the Managing Director of GCE, has been involved in some of the most memorable live experiences in the UK for almost three decades, including variety shows such as Sunday Night At The Palladium, and is the Chairman and Executive Producer of the annual Royal Variety Performance. He said: "We are all absolutely thrilled that one of the greatest legends of country music will be performing for us during our Kenwood House series of concerts. Kris is a true musician's musician and there will undoubtedly be a few very special guests on this exclusive London concert on his birthday. We can't wait to celebrate with him and make this an unforgettable night to remember for years to come!"

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