Tom Jones and Madness to headline in Southampton city centre next year

Tom Jones and Madness to headline in Southampton city centre next year

Tom Jones and Madness are the latest headliners to be announced for next year’s inaugural Southampton Summer Sessions series. They join previously announced Nile Rodgers & CHIC and Kaiser Chiefs on the growing lineup of unmissable acts who will take over Southampton’s Guildhall Square for Summer Sessions from 15 to 30 June. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 01 December at 9am via

Founded back in 2013 by DF Concerts, Summer Sessions became a much-loved and highly anticipated live music series in Scotland with events taking place in cities including Glasgow and Edinburgh. Renowned for regularly showcasing a diverse roster of world-leading talent, previous headliners include Eminem, Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar, Florence + The Machine and David Guetta. The Southampton shows will take place throughout the month of June, seeing Guildhall Square transformed into a destination for world-leading live acts and music fans alike.

Born in Pontypridd, Wales, the legendary Tom Jones will captivate Southampton on Saturday 15 June, with his powerful voice and charisma. For over six decades he has performed timeless classics including “It’s Not Unusual”, “She’s A Lady” and “Sexbomb”, selling more than 100 million records and continuing as an influential figure in the music industry. His career has been filled with numerous honours and accolades, including multiple BRIT Awards, a Silver Clef Award, the Music Industry Trusts Award, and a Hitmaker Award. He has cemented his place in music history as one of the most successful artists of all time, traversing musical eras and genres, and appealing to all genders and ages.

Madness is set to enthral Southampton Summer Sessions on Sunday 16 June. The quintessential British band, rooted in ska with a pop flair, has been a fixture in the UK music scene since the late 1970s. Known for humorous lyrical storytelling and blending ska rhythms with catchy melodies, they’ve carved a unique niche in the music world. Hits like “Our House” and “Baggy Trousers” are synonymous with their quirky and upbeat style and have cemented their status as one of the UK’s most beloved bands, with a legacy that continues to delight fans of all ages.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday 01 December at 9am via


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