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LIVE AT CHELSEA CONCERT SERIES 2017

 

FEATURING

 

LEGENDARY INDIE POP ICONS

BELLE & SEBASTIAN

 

THE CHELSEA FIREWORKS PROM

FEATURING THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA

 

CULT CLASSICAL CROSSOVER COMPOSER AND PIANIST

LUDOVICO EINAUDI

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

 

Following on from the success of the last two years, the Live At Chelsea Concert Series again returns to cement its place as one of the live music experience highlights of the summer, in the grand and unique setting of the Royal Chelsea Hospital – the home of the Chelsea Pensioners.

 

The series will be opened on Thursday 15th June by Scottish indie-pop legends and NME Outstanding Contribution to Music Award winners Belle & Sebastian on Friday 16th June, with the return of the Chelsea Fireworks Prom featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra taking place on Friday June, kicking off summer with a bang.

 

The genre defying pianist classical crossover composer and pianist, Ludovico Einaudi will headline on Saturday 17th June, before closing the Concert Series on June 18th.

 

Each year the Live At Chelsea Concert Series invites music fans to experience the unique setting of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, and also donates a portion of the proceeds of the event to the upkeep and maintenance of the Grade I listed site.

 

There are also Dining and BBQ packages available for all nights of the Live At Chelsea Concert Series. The Quartermaster’s BBQ is a casual dining experience complete with cocktails set on the beautiful south terrace of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. The State Apartments package offers an unparalleled concert dining experience, taking place in the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s majestic State Apartments designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and including champagne and canapés, and a three-course dining experience.

 

Live At Chelsea Concert Series 2017

Thursday 15th June – Belle & Sebastian

Friday 16th June –Chelsea Fireworks Prom featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday 17th June – Ludovio Einaudi – Extra date added due to phenomenal demand

Sunday 18th June – Ludovico Einaudi

 

About Live At Chelsea

 

The Royal Hospital Chelsea was founded in 1682 by King Charles II, and is home to the Chelsea Pensioners – 300 retired soldiers who welcome 20,000 music fans into the beautiful grounds each year as part of the Live At Chelsea Concert Series.

 

The venue is becoming one of the most idyllic and beautiful live music settings in London for fans of all ages, and has previously seen Alison Moyet, Damien Rice and Rufus Wainwright entertain audiences – as well as the Chelsea Pensioners themselves in it’s immersive surroundings.

 

Hospitality packages including dinner in the Royal Hospital State Apartments, champagne reception and Luxury BBQ are also available.

 

A portion of the ticket sales from the Live At Chelsea Concert Series goes towards the care of the Chelsea Pensioners, as well as the upkeep of the Grade I listed site. To find out how you can help the Royal Hospital Chelsea offer a home, comradeship and the very best care to our Nation’s veterans see:

 

www.chelsea-pensioners.org.uk

 

For further information about Live At Chelsea please contact:

 

Dan Deacon or Stuart Bennett – Deacon Communications Limited

020 3735 6479

 

 

 

 

SIMPLY RED FIRST ACT ANNOUNCED FOR LIVE AT CHELSEA CONCERT SERIES IN 2016

 

OPEN AIR CONCERT SERIES RETURNS TO THE HISTORIC HOME OF THE CHELSEA PENSIONERS

 

ICONIC BRITISH BAND ANNOUNCED TO PERFORM ON SUNDAY JUNE 19th

 

JUNE 17th-19th 2016

 

Pre sale Wednesday 16th December

 

General on sale Friday 18th December

 

 

Simply Red, the seminal British R’n’B band of the eighties and nineties, have been announced as the first act to perform at the returning Live At Chelsea concert series in 2016.

 

Currently on their Big Love World Tour having celebrated a milestone 30-year anniversary, the band will perform their classic hits on Sunday 19th June from across their discography, having sold 60 million albums worldwide.

 

Mick Hucknall will be joined by his long serving band mates Ian Kirkham (sax), Steve Lewinson (bass), Kenji Suzuki (guitar), Kevin Robinson (trumpet and flute) and Dave Clayton (keyboards) plus new drummer Roman Roth, who will thrill the audience with their canon of hits, including ‘Stars’, ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’ and ‘Fairground’, to the backdrop of one of London’s most venerable buildings.

 

On performing at Live In Chelsea, Mick said:

 

“I’m thrilled that we’ve got the chance to play in such beautiful surroundings, but the real privilege for us is in supporting the veterans of this country, who have given so much.  We can’t wait!”.

 

Following its successful debut in 2015 where Rufus Wainwright, Damien Rice and Alison Moyet all performed at the inaugural Live At Chelsea concert series, Kilimanjaro in partnership with The Royal Hospital Chelsea, are delighted to announce that the three day concert series will be returning for a second year.

 

Cementing itself as a must see event in the summer calendar for 20,000 music goers, Live At Chelsea is the only concert series staged at this beautiful venue. The shows themselves are hosted in a fully seated auditorium in the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s central courtyard - the Hospital itself was founded by King Charles II in 1682 and is home to the Chelsea Pensioners, 300 retired soldiers (many of whom attended the shows, with the London Evening Standard noting how Alison Moyet “charmed” the Pensioners in Chelsea).

 

Andy Hickling, MBE – MBIFM, Director of Estates, Facilities, Commercial & Quartermaster at The Royal Chelsea Hospital said: “After a fantastic line up in 2015, we are delighted that we will be welcoming music fans to the Royal Hospital Chelsea again next summer.  The historic home is one of London’s architectural gems and offers a stunning backdrop to the world-class artists who will be performing.

 

“A portion of the ticket sale proceeds will also go towards funding care for the Chelsea Pensioners (retired soldiers) who live here, as well as helping to fund the ongoing maintenance of the Grade I listed site. All who manage to get tickets are guaranteed to experience a very special evening.”

 

Tickets from £40

 

Available at - www.liveatchelsea.com

 

Hospitality packages including dinner in the Hospital State Apartments, champagne reception and Luxury BBQ are also available.

 

To find out how you can help the Royal Hospital Chelsea offer a home, comradeship and the very best care to our Nation’s veterans see:

 

www.chelsea-pensioners.org.uk

 

For further information about Live At Chelsea please contact:

 

Dan Deacon or Stuart Bennett – Deacon Communications Limited

020 3176 6607