Pop legend RICK ASTLEY will play a show in front of the world-famous Biomes on Wednesday 3rd July 2024. Special guests on the night will be THE LIGHTNING SEEDS.
RICK ASTLEY’s story is a remarkable career of two chapters. In 1987, he became an unlikely global phenomenon as his era-defining smash Never Gonna Give You Up established him as an international chart-topping, BRIT Award-winning global star. This status was heightened by further hits such as Together Forever and Whenever You Need Somebody.
After stepping away from the spotlight, Rick’s second chapter started when he celebrated his half-century by returning to the top of the charts with 2016’s 50.
The somehow still boyish singer, songwriter and producer has stayed at the top of his game ever since, leading to collaborations with everyone from Foo Fighters to Blossoms, this summer’s show-stealing double-bill of festival sets at Glastonbury, and a number two chart position for his new album Are We There Yet?.
Rick has had six UK top-ten albums and eight top-ten singles. Never Gonna Give You Up – his debut single and first number one – has been viewed more than 1.5bn times on YouTube and is central to the “Rickrolling” meme.
THE LIGHTNING SEEDS were formed by vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Ian Broudie and are responsible for some of the most recognisable tunes of the nineties, including Pure, The Life of Riley and Lucky You. In 1996, they teamed up with comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner to record the anthemic Three Lions as the official song of the England football team’s Euro ’96 campaign. The song topped the UK charts on release and then again in 1998 (with an adapted version recorded for that year’s World Cup) and 2018.
Chart-topper TOM GRENNAN is the next act announced for the 2024 Eden Sessions and will take to the stage on Friday 5th July.
The Bedford-born singer’s prolific rise to fame over the last few years has seen him land two consecutive UK number one albums and five UK platinum singles, amassing over 1.3 billion streams and 9 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
2023 has marked yet another pinnacle year for Tom, seeing him embark on his first UK headline arena tour and making his Glastonbury Festival debut on the Other Stage to enraptured fans the day after his third album, What Ifs & Maybes, went to number one in UK charts. To add to the accolades, Tom recently scooped up Best UK Act in the 2023 MTV Europe Music Awards.
Tom first burst onto the music scene in 2016 as a guest vocalist on the Chase & Status track All Goes Wrong, shortly followed by his debut single and EP, Something in the Water.
His first studio album, Lighting Matches, was released in 2018, peaking at number five in the UK Album charts and including the single Found What I’ve Been Looking For. It went on to become one of the best-selling debut albums of 2018. It was Tom’s breakthrough second studio album that shot straight to number one in 2021, delivering the singles This is the Place and Little Bit of Love.
His latest and third album, What Ifs & Maybes, followed suit earlier this year, also entering the UK chart at number one, supported by singles Remind Me, All These Nights, You’re Not Alone and Here.
As well as his pivotal guest vocals with Chase & Status, Tom has collaborated with a number of high-profile musicians and producers, including featuring on the 2021 Calvin Harris track By Your Side and the 2022 KSI hit Not Over Yet – both Top 10 hits. Let’s Go Home Together with Ella Henderson featured on the extended version of the Evering Road album, also making it into the Top 10 in 2021 and achieving platinum status.