There is no better place to spend the summer than glitzy Monte-Carlo. Come 2nd July, Monaco will host the annual Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival where internationally acclaimed celebrities – from current chart-topping musicians to well-loved music legends come together for an unforgettable line-up of concerts under the stars.
Held at the exclusive Monte-Carlo Sporting Club over July and August, it is one of the world’s longest music festivals created by Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Legendary music artists, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Junior were part of the original line-up at the very first festival in 1974.
The festival kicks off with Rod Stewart who will sing his biggest hits from 1970 right through to his current album, “Another Country” on opening night.
Said Rod Stewart, “I’m looking forward to a fun, energetic series of shows with my wonderful fans in Europe and I’ll be playing your favourite hits, with a few surprises too.”
Prepare to be taken on a fabulous journey into “Dreamworld” with urban dance group, Wonderland Dance Company as they promise a spectacular show created by Gabi Lukacs and Mark Lakatos in Budapest in 2013.
Known as the “Empress of Soul”, the seven-time Grammy Award winner, Gladys Knight performs on the 8th of July. Fans can look forward to the hits Knight is best known for from the 1960s and 1970s such as “neither one of us” or “I heard it through the grapevine”.
“Walk on by” more hits with an evening with multi-talented and multi-award winner, Burt Bacharach on 9th July followed by Pink Martini in concert featuring Storm Lange on the 15th of July.
On 16 July, the festival presents Stars 80 L’Origine as the annual Fight Aids Monaco Nightwhere concert halls will transform into giant karaoke halls suitable for both young and old, as the audience sings along. The tour, entitled L’Origine (the origin) will cover all the 80ies classic hits that have made it such a success worldwide.
One of the world’s most mysterious and moving of today’s divas – Lana Del Rey returns to Monaco to sing the hits from her latest album,Honeymoon. There is not going to be any ‘Summertime Sadness’ with this hippy princess in sight. Lana Del Rey performs at the Monaco Red Cross Gala on the 23rd of July.
Gracing the dinner show on the 25th of July is the ever affable and brilliant Seal, who has sold more than 30 million albums and collected a number of the world’s prestigious awards. His extraordinary talent for mixing musical genres with astonishing clarity and coherence has well been recognised, winning hearts all over the world.
Taking a break from their UK tour, The Corrs perform on the 26th of July for one night at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festivalarmed with their new album White Light.
To end off the unforgettable music festival is jazz-pop star Jamie Cullum. With 10 million album sales worldwide, one Grammy, two Golden Globes, two GQ ‘Man of the Year’ awards, and numerous other accolades, the 37-year-old is bound to please the crowd. His performances are known to include the jazz artist playing the piano standing up and in every position possible, stepping down off the stage to sing-along with the crowd and demonstrating his skills at beatboxing and bantering with his British sense of humour. There is no better way to conclude the Sporting Summer Festival on the 27th of July.
With a line-up of impressive artists and talent, the Monte-Carlo Summer Sporting Festival is the snazzy cherry on top glamorous Monaco in the summer.
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