By Alan Davies
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
MAGIC Summer Live 2013 returns this summer with Bryan Adams and Jamiroquai headlining.
However, the music event hosted by radio station Magic 105.4 will not be held in Hatfield this July, but at a new venue.
The inaugural Magic Summer Live, which was headlined by Sir Elton John two years ago, took place at Hatfield House.
That open-air music concert was dogged by bad weather, with torrential rain soaking the estimated 20,000 fans in the grounds of the Hertfordshire stately home.
This year’s two-day music festival, now promoted by Live Nation, will take place for the first time at Stoke Park in Guildford – previously home of GuilFest.
As well as the headliners, the Magic Summer Live 2013 line-up so far includes James Morrison, Joss Stone, Squeeze, Level 42, Soul II Soul, The Overtones and Codicote singer Kim Wilde, with more acts to be announced.
In what will be their only UK performance this year, Jamiroquai will take to the stage on Saturday, July 13.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of debut album Emergency On Planet Earth, headdress-wearing singer Jay Kay and colleagues are best known for hits Virtual Insanity, Cosmic Girl, Deeper Underground and Canned Heat.
British soul sensation Joss Stone and Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) stars Soul II Soul will support Jamiroquai on the opening day of the festival.
Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams, whose hits include Summer Of ‘69 and UK number one smash (Everything I Do) I Do It For You, will headine the festival on Sunday, July 14.
He’ll be joined on the bill by BRIT Award-winning singer/songwriter James Morrison, Cool for Cats band Squeeze amd jazz-funk stars Level 42.
Vocal harmony group The Overtones will play Magic Summer Live 2013, having also appeared at Hatfield House two years ago.
Magic 105.4 presenter and record-breaking 80s pop star Kim Wilde will also perform her best known hits, including Kids in America and US number one You Keep Me Hangin’ On.
As well as the main stage bands, the ‘West End’ stage – as seen at Hatfield House two years ago – will showcase performances from some of the best-loved musicals and shows.
Magic Summer Live tickets go on sale on Friday, March 15 at 8am.
Day tickets cost £60 plus booking fees, and weekend tickets start from £110.
They are available from www.magicsummerlive.co.uk and usual ticket outlets.