Gregory Porter, Emeli Sande and Lighthouse Family's Tunde Baiyewu Triple Bill Joins Lionel Richie

and Pete Tong on Line-Up for Nocturne Live 2023

By Neil Greenway | Published: Mon 23rd Jan 2023

Gregory Porter

Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th June 2023
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Gregory Porter, Emeli Sandé and Lighthouse Family’s Tunde Baiyewu Triple Bill Joins Lionel Richie and Pete Tong on Line-Up for Nocturne Live 2023

*The Nocturne Live concert series returns to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire from June 14th – 18th 2023*

**Tickets for the Gregory Porter, Emeli Sandé and Tunde Baiyewu triple bill go on sale at 9am this Friday January 27th**

Nocturne Live 2023

Wednesday June 14th

Lionel Richie

+ special guests

Thursday June 15th

Lionel Richie

+ special guests

Friday June 16th

Gregory Porter

Emeli Sandé

Lighthouse Family’s Tunde Baiyewu

Saturday June 17th
Pete Tong Ibiza Classics feat. Jules Buckley and The Essential Orchestra

+ special guests

Sunday June 18th


Double Grammy-winning star US vocalist Gregory Porter, multi-million-selling, four-time Brit Award winner Emeli Sandé, and Lighthouse Family’s Tunde Baiyewu are the latest acts confirmed for this summer’s Nocturne Live concert series, which returns to the UNESCO world heritage site of The Great Court at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire in June.

Porter, Sandé and Tunde, who will perform as part of an exclusive triple bill on the evening of Friday June 16th, jointhe 125 million-selling Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy-winning singer Lionel Richie, and star DJ Pete Tong’s international smash Ibiza Classics show on the line-up for Nocturne Live 2023, which runs from June 14th – 18th 2023. Additional acts will be announced in due course.

Gregory Porter:

“I have many wonderful memories of performing at Blenheim Palace and I’m looking forward to returning this summer to perform alongside the inimitable voices of Emeli Sandé and Tunde. I hope my friends and fans in the UK can join us for what I’m sure will be a beautiful celebration of music.”

Emeli Sande rose to fame in the UK following the release of a series of chart-topping singles including Clown, Read All About It, Heaven and Next To Me. Her debut album Our Version of Events spent ten weeks at #1 in the UK and became the best-selling UK album of the year. She performed at both the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics and last year released a brand new album Let’s Say For Instance.

Since the release of his globally acclaimed 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit, which won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Gregory Porter has cemented his reputation as one of the all-time great jazz singers. Having embarked on a huge UK arena tour in 2022, Porter makes a much-anticipated return to Blenheim Palace following his sold-out performances supporting Van Morrison in 2015 and headlining in 2017.

Tunde Baiyewu formed Lighthouse Family with Paul Tucker in 1993 and the duo went on to pen a series of hit singles including Ocean Drive, Lifted and High, selling over 15 million albums along the way. Tunde went on to release two acclaimed solo albums before Lighthouse Family reformed in 2019 for the release of their first album in 18 years Blue Sky In Your Head.

Tickets for the Gregory Porter, Emeli Sandé and Tunde triple bill start at £45 and go on sale at 9am on Friday January 27th. Tickets, along with a limited number of VIP packages - which provide an exclusive opportunity to dine in the State Rooms of Blenheim Palace - are available from

Since its inception in 2015, the Nocturne Live series has presented performances from the likes of Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Gary Barlow, Simply Red, Nile Rodgers, Noel Gallagher, Gregory Porter, Van Morrison, Tears for Fears, Gladys Knight, Elvis Costello, Simple Minds and Ennio Morricone amongst many others, transforming the 10,000-capacity Great Court at Blenheim Palace into the ultimate outdoor concert arena.

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