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Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace 2020

  • Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Date to be announced
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A series of gigs at the stunning Blenheim Palace

Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace 2020 has been postponed until 17th to 20th June 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The organisers are in the process of rescheduling the full 2020 bill to the new dates and, once each concert has been confirmed, tickets will be automatically transferable to 2021. Ticket holders will be contacted with an update by 18th May. This will include details on the status of your concert, plus information on the ticket transfer and refund process. 

You can read the full statement from the series here.


Nocturne Live is back at Blenheim Palace this summer, inviting a selection of worldwide artists to perform in front of its beautiful backdrop. 

The first headliner announced for 2020's series is Lionel Richie. The global superstar will headline the series on Saturday 20th June, bringing his long list of hits to the spectacular palace backdrop, including 'Hello', 'All Night Long' and 'Dancing on the Ceiling'.

2020 will also see David Gray celebrate the the 20th anniversary of the wildly successful White Ladder album. Featuring the hit singles ‘Babylon’, ‘Sail Away’ and ‘This Year’s Love’, White Ladder is one of the best-selling albums in Britain.

Joining the pair will in headlining will be one of the most successful and iconic UK bands of all time, the 60 million-selling, international chart-toppers Simple Minds, who will headline Nocturne Live on Friday 19th June with support from Deacon Blue.

And closing out the series will be reggae and pop legends UB40 featuring Ali & Astro. Since forming in 1978, UB40 have sold over 100 million records worldwide, racked up 40 UK top 40 hits – including three number ones – and produced what is regarded as one of the greatest reggae albums of all time in Signing Off. They will be joined by Jimmy Cliff and Aswad. 



Plus special guests

Blenheim Palace is a country house in Woodstock in Oxfordshire, built between 1705 and 1722. It is the only non-royal house in England to hold the title of palace.


Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP, United Kingdom


Eight miles north-west of Oxford, on the A44 Evesham Road, Blenheim Palace is easily accessible from London and Birmingham. The Palace is signposted from junction 9 of the M40. If you are using a Sat Nav,use the postcode OX20 1PP.

The nearest train station is Oxford. Trains run regularly to Oxford Station station from London Paddington.