Sir Cliff Richard has been announced to play at next year’s Greenwich Music Time on 1 July 2019. He’s the first act announced to play the 2019 run of shows.
The series of concerts, which celebrates its fifth anniversary, will take place from 1 – 7 July 2019, set amongst an impressive backdrop of the stunning Old Royal Naval College and the capital’s city skyline.
Sir Cliff performed at Greenwich Music Time back in 2017, which was sold out, and gained five-star reviews from various critics. Next year’s show promises to be even bigger and better, and will feature songs from his new album, Rise Up, which is due to be released later this month, as well as his best loved hits. This is his first album of new material in 14 years.
Sir Cliff’s career spans over 60 years and he has achieved record-breaking success. He has sold more than 250 million records worldwide, claimed 67 UK Top 10 singles including 14 No.1s, won a number of awards such as two Ivor Novello Awards and three BRIT Awards, and is the only singer to have had a No. 1 single over five consecutive decades in the UK.
He began his music career in 1958 and was the biggest thing in British rock’n’roll before The Beatles. His first single, Move It, claimed the No.2 spot on the UK Singles Chart and is credited as being one of the first rock’n’roll songs produced outside of the US. His other hits include Living Doll, Please Don’t Tease, I Love You, The Young Ones and Summer Holiday.
Sir Cliff also represented the UK in the Eurovision song contest in 1968, where he lost out to Spain by only one point. Five years later, he represented the UK for a second time with his entry, Power to All Our Friends, coming third.
He also has appeared in a few films, including The Young Ones and Summer Holiday.
The singer was knighted in 1995 and had the privilege of performing at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace in 2012. He currently splits his time between Barbados and Portugal when not on tour.
Tickets for Sir Cliff Richard’s show on 1 July 2019 as part of Greenwich Music Time are available from 10:00 on Sunday 18 November 2018 via Ticketmaster.co.uk.