1980s pop giants Tears For Fears are the latest act to be announced for next summer’s Nocturne Live, which returns to Blenheim Palace from Thursday, 20 June to Sunday, 23 June 2019.
The duo, whose huge catalogue of hit songs includes ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’, ‘Shout’, ‘Head Over Heels’ and ‘Mad World’, will headline on Saturday, 22 June supported by London-based post-punk five-piece White Lies and chart-topping synth-pop outfit Scritti Politti.
Tears for Fears, Scritti Politti and White Lies join a sold-out show from Kylie Minogue and Sophie Ellis Bextor on the line-up for next year’s event, which transforms The Great Court at Blenheim Palace into the ultimate open-air concert venue.
Nocturne Live Director Ciro Romano says: “Tears For Fears are such an iconic band with an incredible catalogue of songs that have truly stood the test of time. We can’t wait to have them follow in the footsteps of the likes of Elvis Costello, Jamie Cullum and Gregory Porter and headline the Saturday night of next summer’s event.”
The Nocturne 2019 concert line-up at present reads as follows:
Thursday 20 June -TBA
Friday 21 June – TBA
Saturday 22 June – Tears For Fears, White Lies and Scritti Politti
Sunday June 23rd *SOLD OUT* – Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Hackney Colliery Band.
Nocturne Live turns The Great Court at Blenheim Palace into a grand arena, as befits the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The organisers invite world-class acts, building a stage and putting out 7,000 seats to bring live music back to the palace after a decade-long hiatus.
Nocturne Live can be an all-day affair with VIP dining in the famous State Rooms, a stroll in the palace’s vast grounds or a waterside picnic. It can also be an evening gig for those who just want to buy a ticket to hear their favourite live music, and nothing else.
Tickets for Tears For Fears with White Lies and Scritti Politti at Nocturne Live go on sale on Friday, 30 November. For more information, please visit the event’s official website.