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Bedford Summer Sessions

We’re delighted to welcome visitors from across the UK to Bedford town centre as Bedford Summer Sessions, formerly Bedford Park Concerts present six world class artists in Bedford Park this June and July. We’re here to make your visit to Bedford even more enjoyable with links to places to stay, eat, drink and relax. But first… you can buy the all important tickets here!

Avril Lavigne with a red top
Saturday 29th June 2024

Avril Lavigne, the alternative rock singer-songwriter renowned for redefining the 00s pop-punk landscape. Aged just 17, Lavigne became the youngest female solo artist to hit the Number One slot in the UK album charts, catapulting her to stardom with unforgettable anthems like “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi”. Avril Lavigne is an enduring icon, set to bring her rebellious spirit to Bedford Summer Sessions in 2024. 

Singer Jess Glynne
Sunday 30th June 2024

Jess Glynne made history by becoming the first British female solo artist to score seven number ones on the UK Singles Chart – among them ‘I’ll Be There’, ‘Hold My Hand’ and ‘Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself’. Her two previous Platinum selling albums have both become Number 1 records and she collected three Ivor Novello nominations, won a Grammy, and racked up nine Brit Award nominations and 1.2 billion streams. 

Tom Jones singing
Thursday 4th July 2024

For over six decades Tom has penned timeless classics including “It’s Not Unusual”, “She’s A Lady” and “Sexbomb”, selling more than 100 million records and continuing as an esteemed and influential figure in the music industry. He has cemented his place in music history as one of the most successful artists of all time, traversing musical eras and genres, and appealing to all genders and ages.

Ibiza classics written in white on a rainbow coloured background
Friday 5th July 2024

Pete Tong has undeniably emerged as one of the foremost figures in the electronic dance music scene. Throughout his remarkable career spanning over 30 years, the DJ, broadcaster, and producer has committed himself to transforming dance music into a global genre. His Ibiza Classics project, marked by numerous live orchestral performances at iconic venues worldwide, including California’s Hollywood Bowl, London’s O2 Arena, and all across Ibiza, as well as the release of three chart-topping albums ‘Classic House’, ‘Ibiza Classics’, and ‘Chilled Classics’, continues to push boundaries across the globe.

James written in red on white background with a flower shown in white
Saturday 6th July 2024

In 2023, James marked 40 years with the release of ‘Be Opened By The Wonderful’, an album showcasing 20 of their rarest, as well as most loved tracks, re-imagined with the 22-piece, Orca22 Orchestra and 8-piece, Manchester Inspirational Voices Choir. The trio will unite once again, led by composer and conductor Joe Duddell. Fans can anticipate a transformative musical experience, where timeless James hits, such as “Sit Down” and “Laid” will be elevated by dynamic layers of orchestral and choral additions. Joining them is Johnny Marr, the iconic guitarist and co-songwriter known for his solo work and from The Smiths.

Nile Rodgers in a white outfit playing a guitar
Sunday 7th July 2024

Nile Rodgers is a multiple Grammy Award winning songwriter, composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist. As the co-founder of CHIC, Rodgers pioneered chart-topping hits like “Le Freak”, the biggest selling single in the history of Atlantic Records, and sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times.” Rodger’s work in the CHIC Organisation includes smash hits, “We Are Family” with Sister Sledge and “I’m Coming Out” with Diana Ross and his production for much loved artists like David Bowie, Madonna, and Duran Duran have sold over 500 million albums and 100 million singles worldwide.

Purchase tickets with no booking fee from town centre businesses

Bedford Summer Sessions

La Piazza

Al fresco setting on St Paul’s Square; proper Italian coffee, fresh and tasty food

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Ticket’s can be collected from Gallone’s Ice Cream Parlour the next day.

Bedford Summer Sessions

Gallone’s Ice Cream Parlour

Delicious Italian ice cream, desserts and hot and cold drinks, with party room available.

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