Bedford Summer Sessions Line-Up


Today, Live Nation and leading live music and event promoter Cuffe & Taylor have announced the latest artists to join the bill at the first-ever TK Maxx presents Bedford Summer Sessions, taking place at Bedford Park across June and July. New names include Beverley Knight and Stone Foundation to join headliner Tom Jones, Inspiral Carpets, The Magic Numbers and Tom A. Smith to join headliner James, and DJ Spoony supporting the closing night headliner Nile Rodgers & CHIC. These latest additions join the already outstanding collection of global superstars set to play, including Avril Lavigne, Jess Glynne and DJ Pete Tong’s Ibiza Classics across June and July 2024. All tickets, including Weekend Passes, are available via /

Iconic British soul singer Beverley Knight, alongside the acclaimed band Stone Foundation, are poised to light up the Bedford Summer Sessions stage ahead of the legendary Tom Jones on Thursday 4 July 2024. Beverley Knight, renowned for her powerful vocals and dynamic stage presence, has captivated audiences worldwide with hits such as "Shoulda Woulda Coulda" and "Come as You Are". With a career spanning decades, Knight's soulful voice and electrifying performances have solidified her status as one of the UK's most beloved soul treasures. Joining Knight is the esteemed Stone Foundation, known for their infectious blend of soul, funk, and rhythm and blues, with a string of critically acclaimed albums under their belt, including "Street Rituals" and "A Life Unlimited". 

On Saturday, 6 July, Inspiral Carpets, The Magic Number and Tom A. Smith will take to the stage at Bedford Park supporting the legendary Tom Jones. Inspiral Carpets rose to prominence during the Madchester movement in the 80s and 90s, with their distinctive blend of indie rock and psychedelic pop. With anthems like "This Is How It Feels" and "Saturn 5". Joining them are The Magic Numbers, known for their lush harmonies and melodic songwriting. They have garnered widespread acclaim for their infectious blend of folk, pop, and rock, with hits like "Love Me Like You" and "Forever Lost". Rounding off the line-up is Tom A. Smith. At just 19 years old, his emotive songwriting and soul-stirring indie-rock performances have earned him a dedicated following and endorsements from the likes of Sir Elton John, Sam Fender, and Miles Kane.

Celebrated DJ and radio presenter DJ Spoony is set to join the legendary Nile Rodgers & CHIC on Sunday 7 July 2024, bringing his signature blend of soul, funk, and garage to Bedford this summer. With a career spanning over two decades, DJ Spoony has established himself as one of the UK's most respected DJs, known for his eclectic sets and infectious energy behind the decks. From his groundbreaking work with the UK garage collective Dreem Teem to his acclaimed radio shows on BBC Radio 1Xtra, DJ Spoony continues to push the boundaries of contemporary dance music. He is poised to deliver non-stop dancing and unforgettable grooves at the Derby Summer Sessions.

Music fans will not want to miss these unforgettable nights of live performances and can follow @smmrsessions for updates across further announcements.