Sir Tom Jones is to kick off the 2011 English Heritage Picnic Concerts on Friday (24.06.11).

The legendary singer will perform at London’s prestigious Kenwood House, where he will treat fans – who will descend onto the expansive grounds with picnic blankets and hampers in hand – to songs from his celebrated latest album ‘Praise & Blame’ as well as his greatest hits, before hitting the stage at Audley End, Saffron Walson, Essex, on 30 July.

The following night at Kenwood House (25.06.11), Jools Holland will perform with special guest Sandie Shaw and says he can’t wait.

He said: “My Orchestra and I are delighted to return to the English Heritage Picnic Concerts in 2011. Having performed at Kenwood House in 2009, I know what an immense pleasure it is to be on stage at such a spectacular event with fantastic live music at one of the most magical settings in Britain and certainly in North London.”

Other stars to perform at the shows include Liza Minnelli, George Benson, Scouting for Girls, Sophie Ellis Bextor and The Saturdays.

English Heritage Picnic Concerts unite world-class music and breath-taking locations for a wonderful celebration of the British Picnic tradition and guests can choose to bring their own picnics or enjoy the delicious pre-prepared picnic hampers by Carluccio’s. the Picnic Concerts allow guests to feast on some of the finest food and music in the most enchanting settings in the UK.

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The concert dates for the 2011 English Heritage Picnic Concerts are as follows:

Kenwood House

Friday 24 June Tom Jones

Saturday 25 June Jools Holland with Sandie Shaw

Friday 1 July Liza Minnelli

Saturday 2 July George Benson

Friday 8 July Gipsy Kings

Saturday 9 July Kenwood House Summer Prom feat Aled Jones

Friday 15 July Music From The Movies performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

Saturday 16 July James Blunt, supported by Ed Drewett

Audley End

Saturday 9 July Bjorn Again/ Bootleg Beatles

Saturday 16 July Scouting for Girls with Sophie Ellis Bextor

Saturday 23 July The Saturdays

Saturday 30 July Tom Jones

Sunday 31 July Last Night of Audley End Proms – Katherine Jenkins