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  • Bedford Summer Sessions - Avril Lavigne

    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". She became the voice of a rebellious generation, known for her infectious hooks, signature punk-inspired style and fearless attitude.

  • Bedford Summer Sessions - Sir Tom Jones

    For over six decades he 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. Sir Tom’s career has been filled with numerous honours and accolades, including a deeply cherished knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in 2006, multiple BRIT Awards, a Silver Clef Award, the Music Industry Trusts Award and a Hitmaker Award. 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.

  • Bedford Summer Sessions - Nile Rodgers & Chic

    Nile Rodgers is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and a multiple Grammy Award winning songwriter, composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist.

    As the co-founder of CHIC, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated 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."

  • Bedford Summer Sessions - Jess Glynne

    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.

  • Bedford Summer Sessions - Pete Tong Ibiza Classics

    Pete Tong, hailing from Dartford, has undeniably emerged as one of the foremost figures in theelectronic 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.

  • Bedford Summer Sessions - James

    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 to captivate the audience at Bedford Summer Sessions. 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.


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