Live Nation and leading live music and event promoter Cuffe & Taylor have announced the latest artists to join the bill at the inaugural TK Maxx presents Plymouth Summer Sessions music festival this June. The new names include Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Stone Foundation joining headliner Tom Jones on 13 June, The Zutons and Hardwicke Castle joining Madness on 15 June, and Germein set to appear on 16 June as support to Sting and Blondie. These new additions accompany a world-class collection of stars playing between 13-16 June 2024 at The Plymouth Hoe, including Bryan Adams. Tickets for all shows are on sale now via smmrsessions.com / ticketmaster.co.uk. Fans can follow @smmrsessions for the latest news and updates.
On Thursday, 13 June, chart-topping pop icon Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and British soul and rhythm ensemble, Stone Foundation, will take to Plymouth Hoe as support acts for the legendary Tom Jones. 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”, while Stone Foundation is set to showcase the very best of 25 years of vintage musical influences with a contemporary twist.
The Zutons and Hardwicke Castle will join Madness on Saturday, 15 June. Formed in Liverpool in 2002, 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. Returning in 2024, their single ‘Creeping On The Dancefloor‘, taken from upcoming album ‘The Big Decider’ produced by Nile Rodgers and Ian Broudie, marks their first release in over 16 years. Known best for ‘Valerie’, later popularised by Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse, fans can expect a nostalgic night on The Hoe. 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. Having supported iconic artists like Bob Dylan and Neil Young in the past, their set will be one not to miss.
Plymouth Summer Sessions will culminate onSunday, 16 June, with Australian group Germein joining the final day alongside Sting and Blondie, wrapping up four days of world-leading live music with their harmonious vocals blending contemporary pop with a rock edge. Having performed at a host of prominent festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight Festival, Germein promises to showcase their prowess when it comes to commanding a festival stage in Plymouth this summer.
For the first time, TK Maxx will join Plymouth Summer Sessions as presenting partner, as part of a new agreement with Cuffe & Taylor shows across the country including Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Live at The Piece Hall, Derby Summer Sessions, Depot Live, Bedford Summer Sessions, Southampton Summer Sessions.
“Cuffe & Taylor programmes a vibrant array of live shows across the nation, catering for every individual taste, making TK Maxx a natural fit for a partnership with us. On both a local and national level, TK Maxx’s approach to business and their support of charities are values we felt aligned particularly well with our Cuffe & Taylor shows. Much like the varied offering of our live event programming,” added Peter Taylor, co-found of Cuffe & Taylor. “TK Maxx works tirelessly to make sure their customer experience engages people across a broad range of tastes and interests. We’ve also been impressed by TK Maxx’s commitment to community, their dedication to helping vulnerable children and young people across the UK, and their thoughtful approach to partnerships. We welcome them to our shows and look forward to celebrating together in 2024.”
A TK Maxx spokesperson said: “Everyone knows, there’s no deal like a TK Maxx deal. Our big brands at small prices mean that, without fail, our customers always get something more special for less. And that’s just us on a normal day. This summer we’re going even bigger by giving away 5000 festival tickets to our most loyal customers through our reward programme, Treasure. By signing up on TKMaxx.com, savvy TK Maxx superfans will be the first to find out how they can get their hands on tickets to events up and down the country. Because there’s no summer like a TK Maxx summer.”
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