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Kew Summer Swing Festival 2009

Tuesday 7th to Saturday 11th July 2009
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB, England MAP
Various - £30 to £37.50 depending on show
last updated: Tue 17th Mar 2009

Summer Swing at Kew Gardens, Richmond is a series of concerts which takes place from Tuesday 7th until Saturday 11th July.

The line-up for these evening events with the chance to enjoy a picnic beforehand is as follows:
Tuesday 7th July: Jools Holland, returns for his annual two-night stint at Kew, joined by Gilson Lavis, guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall, with special guest star Dave Edmunds. Tickets are priced at £32.50.
Wednesday 8th July: ABBA-mania with Björn Again. Supporting will be Jive Talkin', who kick off an evening of disco fever with their Bee Gees Concert. Tickets are priced at £30.
Thursday 9th July: The Bootleg Beatles with the Counterfeit Stones in support. With replica costumes, the trademark dance moves, much onstage banter and, of course, the wigs! Tickets are priced at £30.
Friday 10th July: The Gipsy Kings return to Kew. To open the night, Latin band, Motimba, are also back. Tickets are priced at £37.50.
Saturday 11th July: Jools Holland, returns for his annual two-night stint at Kew, joined by Gilson Lavis, guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall, with special guest star Dave Edmunds. Tickets are priced at £37.50.

Kew also hosts the Swing Village which offers a variety of foods to buy, and free products to try. This year's sponsor, Wines of South Africa, will be providing great deals on an exciting range of wines.

The ticket price varies from £30 to £37.50 depending on show. Children under 5 go free; 5 years and over require full price ticket. Each ticket sold supports the vital global research, education and conservation work of Kew.

To buy tickets, click here.

The concert ticket does not include daytime entry to the gardens. On concert days the gardens will close at 6.00pm (last entry 5.15pm). Approximate timings: Gates open 6.30pm Music starts 7.30pm approx Support - 7.30pm - 8.30pm approx; Main act 8.50pm - 10.15pm Firework 10.15pm approx.

Entrance for all ticket holders is via Victoria Gate or Lion Gate on Kew Road (A307). Ticket collection is from 6.00pm at Victoria Gate; after collecting tickets, patrons should then join the main queue.

At The Concert No seating is provided so do bring your own picnic rugs and a picnic.

For safety reasons, all naked flames (ie. barbecues, candles, flares and lanterns), gazebos and picnic tables are not allowed.

Disabled guests
The nearest disabled parking to the concert entrance is on Kew Green and at the car park near Brentford Gate. However space is available outside Pavilion Gate (halfway between Victoria Gate and Lion Gate) for dropping off disabled visitors, please note this gate is ONLY available for disabled visitors; all other visitors should use Victoria Gate or Lion Gate. Within the arena an area is roped off for disabled guests No concessions for carers.

Please note this is a non-camping event. More information will be here when available.

Tuesday 7th to Saturday 11th July 2009
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB, England MAP
Various - £30 to £37.50 depending on show
last updated: Tue 17th Mar 2009


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