The Corrs are an Irish band that combines rock with traditional Celtic Irish folk themes woven through their music. The group consists of the Corr siblings, Andrea (lead vocals, tin whistle); Sharon (violin, vocals); Caroline (drums, percussion, piano, bodhrán). This multi-million-selling Irish quartet join Elton John on the bill for Nocturne, a four-day concert series, which is returning to Blenheim Palace from June 23rd – 26th 2016.
The organizers of this summer’s Nocturne announced that The Corrs will perform at the event on Friday June 24th. After having sold over 40 million albums around the world, The Corrs took a well-deserved break from recording and touring. Now ready to hit the road again, the band recently made their triumphant return to the industry with White Light, which is their first album of new music since 2005’s Home, and a sold-out show at The O2 in London.
Singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti, whose new album Written In Scars reached the UK top 10 this month, will provide support.
Nocturne, the first joint venture between Universal Music’s U-Live and the creators of the Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Neapolitan Music, launched last year with sold-out shows from Ludovico Einaudi, Van Morrison and Gregory Porter, is set to transform The Great Court at Blenheim Palace into the ultimate open-air concert venue. The grand scale of this music festival certainly befits the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.
The promoters are inviting world-class acts, building a stage and putting out 10,000 seats to bring live music back to the palace after a decade long hiatus. The addition of The Corrs to a line-up already boasting the legendary Elton John, who will bring the event to a close on Sunday June 26th, is a real coup for one of the UK’s newest live music events.
Nocturne Director Ciro Romano explains:
“We set the bar incredibly high by announcing Sir Elton as our first headliner for this year’s event so we’re delighted to have been able to follow this with the news that a band of the quality and stature of The Corrs will also be performing this year. The opportunity to watch them perform their timeless songs against the gorgeous backdrop of Blenheim Palace is one not to be missed.”
The Corrs perform on Friday June 24th and Elton John and his band perform on Sunday June 26th. The remaining two headline acts will be announced once details have been finalized.
Tickets for The Corrs start at £45 and go on general sale on Friday February 5th at 9am. VIP packages are available, including fine dining in Sir Winston Churchill’s Long Library. See the Nocturne website for additional details.
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