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When the Going Gets Tough

Billy Ocean has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime to date.He has collected a pile of Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit the number one spot worldwide in the pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the UK.

Billy has achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter, and the announcement that he is due to play in Bedford Park this summer as part of the Bedford Park Concerts three day event has brought lots of excitement in and around the town. Backed by his full band expect hit after hit from ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’, ‘Caribbean Queen’ ‘Suddenly’, ‘When the Going gets Tough (the tough gets going)’as well as the now classic Get Outta My Dreams; Get Into My Car plus many many more!

Billy will be closing the show on the Friday night ( 3rd August) and you can expect a vibrant, feel good show that will have everyone up dancing and singing along. An iconic artist that crosses over all generations!

Also on the bill is international soul singer Jaki Graham; a unique entertainer with a powerful and inspirational voice combined with her visual impact on stage, has made her one of the most appealing and enduring Soul entertainers to emerge from the UK. Expect to hear hits such as ‘Round and Round’ and the classic ‘Could it Be I’m Falling in Love’.

Also on the line up helping us to party in style is ASWAD. After fifteen albums and two decades on the music scene, Aswad remains one of Britain’s best-loved reggae bands. The duo of DrummieZeb (vocals and drums), and Tony Gadd (bass, keyboards, vocals), are renowned among reggae fans for their adventurous fusion of musical styles such as dancehall, funk, hip-hop and dub. Hits such as ‘Don’t Turn Around’ and ‘Shine’ are sure to feature on their set list.

Loose Ends ft Carl McIntosh will get us into a good times groove with their uniquely British soul sound. Featuring hits such as ‘Hangin’ On A String’ and ‘Slow Down’ and more.

Completing the line-up is ‘The Christians’ who took the British pop charts by storm in the late 80’s /early 90’s with hits such as ‘World’, ‘Born Again’, ‘Hooverville’, ‘When The Fingers Point’ followed by their number one selling album ‘Colour’ which included ‘Words’. Their version of ‘Harvest For The World’, raised millions for Unicef.

*Tickets are priced at £35.00 (adult), £20 (child, 5yrs – 16yrs)

*Why not do it in style and book VIP tickets in the exclusive ‘Park Lounge’. VIP tickets are priced at £105 (adult), £38 (child, 5yrs – 16yrs) and include:

Concert ticket to Billy Ocean Live

‘Fast Track’ entry into Bedford Park

Access into ‘The Park Lounge’ hospitality marquee and garden

A glass of chilled Prosecco on arrival (soft drinks for children)

Luxury Summer Barbecue and gourmet salad bar

Prime viewing position

Furniture inside, and outside

Access to The Park Lounge bar

Souvenir VIP event lanyard

Luxury toilet facilities

For further information or to book tickets visit www.bedfordparkconcerts.co.uk