With a spectacular waterfront setting and home to the landmark Smeaton's Tower lighthouse, Plymouth Hoe will come alive with music as it welcomes fans to the first-ever Plymouth Summer Sessions in June 2024.
For more information, including FAQs and to buy tickets, head to the Plymouth Summer Sessions website.
Tom Jones + Gabrielle + Sophie Ellis-Bextor + Stone Foundations
Thursday 13 June
For over six decades he has penned timeless classics including “It’s Not Unusual”, “She’s A Lady” and “Sexbomb”, selling more than 100 million records and continuing as an esteemed and influential figure in the music industry. Tom Jones' career has been filled with numerous honours and accolades, including a deeply cherished knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in 2006, multiple BRIT Awards, a Silver Clef Award, the Music Industry Trusts Award and a Hitmaker Award. He has cemented his place in music history as one of the most successful artists of all time, traversing musical eras and genres, and appealing to all genders and ages.
Also set to grace the stage is Gabrielle, who emerged in the early '90s with her soulful voice and decade-defining hits including ‘Out Of Reach’. With 30 years of her multi-platinum selling single ‘Dreams’, Gabrielle has surpassed over 50,000 ticket sales for her tour.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor is set to dazzle with her glossy, disco-infused hits such as “Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)” and “Murder on the Dancefloor”
Stone Foundations is set to showcase the very best of 25 years of vintage musical influences with a contemporary twist.
Bryan Adams + Cassyette
Friday 14 June
Bryan Adams is one of the most successful singer-songwriters of his generation, thanks to his brand of radio-friendly pop-rock music, having sold over 100 million records worldwide, and was one of the biggest singers of the 1980s and 1990s.
Cassyette is a British rock singer and songwriter , described as a Nu Metal "pop provocateur" and "the electro-pop electro-pop princess to keep on your radar".
Madness + The Lightning Seeds + The Zutons + Hardwicke Circus
Saturday 15 June
The quintessential British band, Madness, rooted in ska with a pop flair, has been a fixture in the UK music scene since the late 1970s, known for humorous lyrical storytelling and blending ska rhythms with catchy melodies, they've carved a unique niche in the music world. Hits like "Our House" and "Baggy Trousers" are synonymous with their quirky and upbeat style and have cemented their status as one of the UK’s most beloved bands, with a legacy that continues to delight fans of all ages.
The Lightning Seeds known for their melodic and cheerful indie pop, gifting the world the iconic football anthem "Three Lions".
The Zutons gained fame with their debut single 'Devil's Deal' and their album 'Who Killed… The Zutons', which earned them a Mercury Music Prize nomination.
Hardwicke Circus, a Carlisle-based quintet, will open the day with their energetic performances reminiscent of the E Street Band and the Doors, while drawing on British authenticity with a touch of Dexy's.
Sting + Blondie + Germein
Sunday 16 June
Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist Sting was born in Newcastle, England. As one of the world’s most distinctive solo artists, Sting has received an 11 GRAMMY Awards®, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, four Oscar nominations, a TONY nomination, Billboard Magazine’s Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. In 2003, he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for his myriad of contributions to music. Throughout his illustrious career, Sting has sold 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist.
Singer-songwriter Harry, guitarist and co-writer Chris Stein, powerhouse drummer Clem Burke and their band-mates in Blondie are undeniable pop icons, their sound and sensibility as fresh as when they first topped the charts in the late 1970s. In their newest project, Po11inator, Blondie enlisted a group of cool songwriters to contribute to the record weaving their own way into the living, breathing story of Blondie, a group that directly affected their own genetic makeup as artists.
Australian group Germein join Sting and Blondie with their harmonious vocals blending contemporary pop with a rock edge.