Heritage Live has announced the first show of its summer concert season for 2024 at Audley End.

Singer-songwriter and lead singer of The Verve Richard Ashcroft will headline the show, alongside special guests Ocean Colour Scene and Tom Meighan.

Promoter Giles Cooper of GCE Live said: "We’re delighted to announce the first show of what will be our sixth year bringing live concerts to Audley End, one of the most beautiful venues in the country.

"It was a hugely successful year in 2023, and we already can’t wait for 2024.

"We’re really excited to announce Richard Ashcroft as the first headliner for next year. I remember seeing The Verve’s first ever London gig at the King’s Head pub in Fulham in 1991, when I worked at NME, with just 10 people in the audience.

"They were signed later that night, and over 30 years later Richard has cemented himself as one of rock’s truly iconic frontmen."

Richard Ashcroft is a two-time Ivor Novello winner and has released five Top 5 solo albums, including the number one debut 'Alone With Everybody'.

He first came to attention with The Verve, releasing 'Urban Hymns' - the UK's 18th biggest-selling album of all time - and anthems which remain a staple of his live set, including 'The Drugs Don't Work', 'Bittersweet Symphony', 'Lucky Man' and 'Sonnet'.

His most recent album, 'Acoustic Hymns', was released in 2022 and reached number two on the UK album chart.


He will be joined by Ocean Colour Scene, consisting of frontman Simon Fowler, guitarist Steve Craddock and drummer Oscar Harrison, who have produced 10 albums since their formation in 1989.

Alongside them will be Tom Meighan, former vocalist of the alternative rock band Kasabian, who released his solo album 'The Reckoning' earlier this year to critical acclaim.

The concert will take place on Saturday, August 23, 2024. Gates open at 3pm and the event ends at 10.30pm.

Customers must register for pre-sale access at https://arep.co/p/richard-ashcroft-2024.

The pre-sale begins at 9am on Wednesday, October 11. Tickets will go on general sale from 9am on Friday, October 13 at axs.com/heritagelive.