Summer Sessions Success Music To Tudor’s Ears

Thanks to what he describes as “phenomenal feedback” from the recent Summer Sessions on the Hoe the Labour leader of Plymouth City Council is making plans for the return of the spectacular event annually for at least the next five years.

Following the four-day series of concerts on Plymouth Hoe, Cllr Tudor Evans has asked the council’s Events team to begin to negotiate a five-year deal with Live Nation.

He wants to ensure the open air music concerts – which this year saw headliners Tom Jones, Bryan Adams, Madness and Sting take to the stage – continue to return to the city.

“The feedback from everyone has just been phenomenal,” said Cllr Evans.

“Not only from the organisers, but also from Plymothians and visitors who travelled to see these incredible acts here in Plymouth.

“Labour in Plymouth has always been committed to bringing world-class cultural and entertainment experiences to our doorstep. 

“We did it with MTV Crashes nine years ago and now we are proving, once again, that the Hoe is the perfect outdoor venue for these internationally significant acts to perform.”

As well as the headline acts, performers delighting the Plymouth audiences over four nights also included Blondie, Gabrielle, Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Zutons, The Lightning Seeds and Cassyette.

“The Hoe is known around the world, it has stunning views out to sea and Plymouth Sound’s National Marine Park,” said Cllr Evans. 

“It provided the perfect backdrop for performers of the calibre we have enjoyed over the past few days. I can’t wait for next year.”