OXFORDSHIRE summer festival Nocture has announced its Saturday night line-up with Elvis Costello starring in the show.
Saturday night will also feature performances by song-writing icons The Waterboys and Nick Lowe.
Tickets have gone on sale for the four-day concert series taking place from June 14 to 17 at Blenheim Palace.
The trio join already announced artists Gary Barlow, Nile Rodgers & Chic and Soul II Soul who will perform at the show.
Saturday’s triple bill presents an exclusive opportunity to see three of the UK’s most revered, idiosyncratic songwriters on the same bill as they perform music from across their extensive back catalogues against the backdrop of The Great Court at Blenheim Palace.
Lowe famously produced Costello’s first five albums and this concert will signal the first time the two have shared a bill since 2013.
Multiple award-winning Costello, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, said: “It’s great to find ourselves in English summertime as part of the season of concerts alongside our old acquaintance, Nile Rodgers.”
Nick Lowe is best known for his songs Cruel to be Kind and I love the Sound of Breaking glass and has worked with a string of artists including Costello, the Damned, Dave Edmunds and Johnny Cash.
Irish/Scottish folk rock band The Waterboys, who were formed in Edinburgh in 1983 by Scottish musician Mike Scott, are most famous for tunes including The Whole of the Moon, which reached number 3 in the UK charts, Fishermen’s Blues and Glastonbury Song.
The line-up for Friday June 15 will be announced soon.
Tickets for Elvis Costello, The Waterboys and Nick Lowe start at £40 and are on sale now.
For more information and ticket details go to nocturnelive.com.