De La Soul latest band to be announced for Pub in the Park Chiswick

Tickets now on sale – second release

Tickets are now on sale again for Pub in the Park Chiswick, taking place in the gardens of Chiswick House from Friday 28 – Sunday 30 June. It’s a pretty good line-up: De La Soul are playing on Friday night; Scouting for Girls and Busted on Saturday and Jules Holland on Sunday. It may be the festival’s best line-up yet.

De La Soul – Friday night

De La Soul will be bringing their eclectic sampling, eccentric lyrics, and contributions to jazz rap and alternative hip hop to the party on Friday 28 June.

The band packed out Manchester’s Albert Hall last summer and operated ‘at a level of high octane energy and enthusiasm that acts half their age struggle to maintain’, according to the Manchester Evening News’s Kristofer Thomas.

This summer it will be 35 years since their landmark album 3 Feet High and Rising was unleashed. Those of us old enough to remember are already sold, but last year a whole new generation was introduced to the hip hop legends when their whole back catalogue finally appeared on streaming services.

The reviewer from the Manchester paper reckoned the ‘sincere joy and exuberance that the group carries in both its music and its stage presence that brings tonight closer to a bouncing gospel party than a concert’.

I think Chiswick will be up for that.

Scouting for Girls – Saturday afternoon

The West London band Scouting for Girls will be playing on Saturday afternoon. Since they were formed in 2005 the three piece indie pop band, who have known each other since primary school, have notched up eight top 40 singles, sold over four million records in the UK and received over one billion global streams. They have been nominated for four Brit Awards and one Ivor Novello Award.

They became successful when their 2007 self-titled debut went on to become triple platinum and created the generation-bridging anthems of She’s So Lovely,  Elvis Ain’t Dead and Heartbeat. They have never looked back. Scouting For Girls went on to release Everybody Wants To Be On TV (2010), The Light Between Us (2012), Still Thinking About You (2015), The Trouble With Boys (2019) plus the mega number 1 hit single This Ain’t A Love Song.

They are one of those bands where you find you know the words, whether you realised it or not.

Busted – Saturday night

Busted reunited and announced their ’20th Anniversary’ tour last year and released their ‘Greatest Hits 2.0’ album. They are now back touring, having spilt up and come back together,  spent time working as solo artists in between

Busted bounced into the charts with the irrepressible pop-punk energy of their debut single What I Go To School For. It kickstarted a succession of hits for the trio, including the #1 smashes Crashed The Wedding, Who’s David, Thunderbirds Are Go, You Said No and the Top 3 singles Year 3000, Air Hostess and Sleeping With The Light On.

They will be playing Pub in teh Park Chiswick on the Saturday night.

Jules Holland – Lazy Sunday

Jules Holland and his Rythm & Blues Orchestra will outlast them all. He’s played more New Years Eve Hootenannys than the others have had hot breakfasts.

Jools is constantly touring. He was awarded an OBE in 2003 for his services to the British music industry. From playing pubs in the East End docks as a teenage greaser, to leading his rhythm and blues orchestra and selling millions of records this century, it is his passion for music that has made him such a master and so much liked an revered within the British music industry.

The ‘About Jools’ section of his website says: ‘He is married with four children and lives in a world of his own’ !

On the food front …

On the food front we are looking at celebrity chefs Tom Kerridge, Andi Oliver, Simon Rimmer, Big Has, Gennaro Contaldo, Emily Scott, Tom & Robert Aikens, Jeremy Chan, Mursal Saiq and Josh Moroney.

They promise: ‘Our carefully curated line-up of award-winning and Michelin-starred eateries will make your festival feasting dreams come true.’

Book tickets:  pubintheparkuk.com

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