April 27, 2020
Blenheim Palace Postponed

It probably won’t come as a surprise to hear that Simple Minds and Deacon Blue at Blenheim Palace has been postponed. There are a number things to finalise before the new date is announced but it will be between 17th and 20th June 2021. We will post it here as soon as we can. Here’s the full statement from the promoter. Take care x

This year’s Nocturne Live was set to be our biggest to date, so it’s with much regret that we announce we will be unable to take our yearly residence at Blenheim Palace in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19.

Alongside the safety of our audience, our artists, the residents of Woodstock and our crew, is a need to protect the capacity of emergency services in the Oxford area; a need that will be present for some time to come.

With this in mind, the sixth edition of Nocturne Live will now take place on 17th-20th June 2021. Our team is already making great progress rescheduling the full 2020 bill to the new dates and, once each concert has been confirmed, tickets will be automatically transferable to 2021. We hope you can join us in Blenheim Palace’s stunning Great Court next year.

If the rescheduling of artists is not possible, or you are unable to make these new dates, we will of course offer a refund on your tickets. Over the next 21 days our team will continue working hard to redeliver this year’s great line-up and you will be contacted directly by your ticket agent by 18th May with a full update. This will include details from us on the status of your concert, plus information on the ticket transfer and refund process from your ticket agent.

We thank you for your continued support in these very unique circumstances and hope that you are staying safe.

April 27, 2020
Lamplight Festival Postponed

We regretfully announce the postponement of the inaugural Lamplight Festival until 2021.

The festival will now take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August 2021 with the same line-up.

All existing ticket purchases are now valid for the new 2021 dates; customers are however also eligible for a refund. All customers will be emailed directly by their relevant ticket provider to advise on the transfer of tickets and be given advice on how to process a refund if they wish to do so.

April 27, 2020
City of Love Out Now ... Charts at No. 4!

The brand new studio album ‘City of Love’ enters the chart at no.4; the band’s highest charting new studio album since 1993.

Deacon Blue are delighted to announce that their new studio album CITY OF LOVE enters the UK Album Chart at No.4 giving the band their highest charting new studio album since 1993. Additionally, the album is Number 1 in Scotland and the Number 1 Independent album.

CITY OF LOVE is the fourth release of a prolific seven-year period for Deacon Blue. Their last three albums returned the band to the Top 20 of the UK album charts, but CITY OF LOVE has surpassed that.