Michael Ball and Alfie Boe to headline the finale of Hampton Court Palace Festival

12 March 2019, 10:05

Musical theatre stars Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
Musical theatre stars Michael Ball and Alfie Boe. Picture: LD Communications

By Helena Asprou

The show-stopping duo are two of the most famous names in musical theatre – and now they’re set to perform at the open-air festival

Historic Royal Palaces and IMG have just announced that Michael Ball and Alfie Boe will be headlining this year’s grand finale of Hampton Court Palace Festival.

Tenor Alfie Boe is perhaps best known for his performance as Jean Valjean in the musical Les Misérables. And singer and actor Michael Ball has also made a name for himself in musical theatre, following his West End debut in 1985 playing Marius in the same show – as well as starring as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera two years later.

Most recently, the pair have teamed up to become a best-selling partnership, achieving two No. 1 albums, two Classical BRIT Awards and over a million album sales.

Michael and Alfie will be singing a selection of timeless classics on Saturday 22 June in a 3,000-seat auditorium, set against the backdrop of Henry VIII’s beautiful Tudor palace.

Now in its 27th year, other stars performing at the open-air festival include pop singer Kylie Minogue, the legendary Nile Rodgers & Chic, and pianist Jools Holland.

A spectacular fireworks display in the Palace Gardens will bring the evening to a close, so audiences can expect quite the show.

How can I buy tickets for the festival?

To attend this year’s grand finale and see Michael Ball and Alfie Boe live, tickets will be available to purchase at 10am on Thursday 14 March.

Simply visit hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com to book your spot, or for hospitality enquiries, contact hamptoncourtfestivalinfo@img.com.