DJ Spoony, Inspiral Carpets and Beverley Knight added to Summer Sessions lineup


DJ Spoony says he’s “delighted” to be supporting the legendary Nile Rogers and Chic after it was announced that he’s been added to the Bedford Park Summer Sessions lineup.

The pioneering UK Garage DJ – and Bedford resident – who hosts a show on BBC Radio 2 is among a host of acts added to this summer’s events, including Beverley Knight and Inspiral Carpets.

Spoony will be joining the closing night headliner on Sunday 7 July at the first-ever TKMaxx presents Bedford Summer Sessions.

On Thursday, 4 July, iconic British soul singer Beverley Knight, alongside the acclaimed band Stone Foundation, will be lighting up the stage ahead of the legendary Tom Jones – returning to Bedford Park after his triumphant 2016 headline slot.

Beverley Knight has captivated audiences worldwide with hits such as “Shoulda Woulda Coulda” and “Come as You Are”. With a career spanning decades, Knight’s soulful voice and electrifying performances have solidified her status as one of the UK’s most beloved soul treasures.

Joining Knight is the esteemed Stone Foundation, known for their infectious blend of soul, funk, and rhythm and blues, with a string of critically acclaimed albums under their belt, including “Street Rituals” and “A Life Unlimited”. 

On Saturday, 6 July, indie legends the Inspiral Carpets plus The Magic Numbers and Tom A. Smith will take to the stage at Bedford Park supporting James.

Inspiral Carpets rose to prominence during the Madchester movement in the 80s and 90s, with their distinctive blend of indie rock and psychedelic pop and anthems like “This Is How It Feels” and “Saturn 5”.

Joining them are The Magic Numbers, known for their lush harmonies and melodic songwriting. They have garnered widespread acclaim for their infectious blend of folk, pop, and rock, with hits like “Love Me Like You” and “Forever Lost”. 

Rounding off the lineup is Tom A. Smith. At just 19 years old, his emotive songwriting and soul-stirring indie-rock performances have earned him a dedicated following and endorsements from the likes of Sir Elton John, Sam Fender, and Miles Kane.

Nile Rogers will headline Bedford Park in 2024 (image: Cuffe & Taylor)

The final night of the Summer Sessions sees DJ Spoony joining Nile Rogers and Chic, bringing his signature blend of soul, funk and garage to his local park.

With a career spanning over two decades, Spoony has established himself as one of the UK’s most respected DJs, known for his eclectic sets and infectious energy behind the decks.

From his groundbreaking work with the UK garage collective Dreem Teem to his acclaimed radio shows on BBC Radio 1Xtra, DJ Spoony continues to push the boundaries of contemporary dance music. He is poised to deliver non-stop dancing and unforgettable grooves at the park this summer.

He told the Bedford Independent: “I’m delighted to be supporting the legend that is Nile Rodgers.

“I grew up listening to and loving Chic and Nile’s music so to be sharing a stage with one of the best ever is a career highlight. This summer Bedford Park is definitely the place to be.”

Tickets to all of the TKMaxx presents Bedford Summer Sessions are available now from their website: smmrsessionscom.

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