Tickets for Kenwood are fastest-selling ever

TICKETS for the Kenwood Concerts this summer are selling faster then ever before, with barely six weeks to go until the opening night. Nearly two-thirds of the 8,000 tickets for Blondie s performance on June 26 have gone and organisers are ant

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TICKETS for the Kenwood Concerts this summer are selling faster then ever before, with barely six weeks to go until the opening night.

Nearly two-thirds of the 8,000 tickets for Blondie's performance on June 26 have gone and organisers are anticipating a string of other concerts at the open-air venue to sell out.

Spokeswoman Ava Morgan said: "Blondie is the fastest-selling show in the history of the Kenwood Concerts with still six weeks to go. Blondie are a huge icon. Everyone loves [lead singer] Debbie Harry. People love her style and her music.


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"It looks like it's going to be one of the most successful Kenwood seasons ever. It's definitely the best line-up we've had and having Blondie opening has been a great thing to do."

Ms Harry is expected to belt out hits including No. 1 singles Heart of Glass, Sunday Girl, Call Me, Maria, The Tide is High and Atomic.

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The acts lying just behind Blondie in the ticket-sale tables are theatrical pop impresario Rufus Wainwright, who is performing on July 3, the original Pop Idol Will Young, on July 17, and the pianist Jamie Cullum, on August 14.

Last year the opening night was blighted by thunderstorms, leaving the grounds of the English Heritage-run home squelching - and Ray Davies' fans singing in the rain.

However, the organisers are predicting that regardless of any fickle turns from the British weather, this will be the greatest run of performances yet.

Ms Morgan added: "You can't predict the weather. Ray Davies was an amazing concert even with the rain. But even if we do have a washout these will still be absolutely great concerts. Of course, we are all hoping for a really warm summer."

To book tickets visit www.

picnic concerts.com.

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