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Caro Emerald at Hampton Court Palace Festival, 17 June

By Ian Cater, Chief Features Writer

This year’s Hampton Court Palace Festival has begun, with a star-studded line-up performing over the next two weeks in the stunning setting of the Tudor Courtyard.  The artists descending on Richmond include the great Tom Jones, Art Garfunkel, Katherine Jenkins and one name that has been a bit quiet recently: Caro Emerald.

Emerald burst onto the scene in 2010 with Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor, and followed up her debut success by topping the UK album charts in 2013 with The Shocking Miss Emerald.

The engaging Dutch jazz and pop singer spoke to What’s On London about her rise to fame, movements since then and excitement at returning to these shores on Friday 17th June.

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Category: Festivals
Kate Bush

Kate Bush @ Hammersmith Apollo


At some point the mirror cracks and dislodges the illusions of youth. That’s what I thought had happened in Kate Bush’s horror of a short film ‘The Line, the Cross and the Curve’. “A load of bollocks” she describes it. I recall cringing with embarrassment having dragged along a colleague who happened not to be a Kate Bush fan.

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Category: Music