Think you’ve done festivals the VIP way already? Forget it. This isn’t ‘glamping’ in a tipi and ‘fine dining’ on a wooden table with flowers in your hair. This is Hampton Court Palace, the former home of the UK’s royals. This is a music festival with serious style.
Imagine this: you arrive at one of the most beautiful palaces in the country (in Hampton, just outside London) and a glass of champagne is shoved in your hand. After a few glasses, you move into the state apartments of Hampton Court Palace (you know, the one where Henry VIII lived) where a scrumptious three-course dinner paired with fine wines awaits. To finish the evening off, you make a move into the premium seats of the intimate auditorium to enjoy the headlining act.
Doesn’t sound like your standard festival experience does it? To put it this way: we don’t think your ripped denim shorts and knee-high wellies will be accepted here. This is the exclusive VIP corporate packages available for Hampton Court Festival, held between 6-22 June, and they sound amazing.
The State Apartments at Hampton Court Palce - fancy huh?
With headliners ranging from Kylie Minogue, Jools Holland, The Jacksons, Tears For Fears and Nile Rodgers & Chic, the festival has one of the strongest headlines so far. The stage is put up in the courtyard of the historic palace, forming an incredible setting.
The VIP packages start at £285pp, depending on the artist performing, and are available for tables up to 10 guests. Alternatively, entire private dining apartments can be arranged for a minimum of 20 guests. If this is all sounding a bit steep to you, there are other alternatives.
Enjoy a pre-concert three-course dinner with wine pairing
For instance, you can opt for hiring the lavish waterside gazebo where alfresco dining in the palace gardens can be arranged. Here, the festival’s champagne partner, Champagne Piaff, will be on sale, adding another luxe element to the experience.
Further still, attendees can have a pre-concert picnic provided by Fortnum & Mason, who’ll be putting together a wicker-basket hamper with seasonal ingredients from Fortnum’s Food Hall as well as summery tipples.
The Fortnum & Mason picnic also looks lush
Tickets for the major acts are selling out fast, so you better get moving if you want in. Get in touch with the team here to start planning.
Prefer the muddy camps, denim shorts and glittery face paint? Wilderness might be more your thing then, and the food line-up has just been announced