Seven nights of Summer Pops

The_Puppini_Sisters_Hollywood2_300CMYKAfter the success of its inaugural year in 2013 Summer Pops Week is back at Buxton Opera House with seven nights of entertainment from some of the UK’s  favourite musicians.

The Puppini Sisters, who are synonymous with the intoxicating mix of music and style known as swing-pop will open the festival on July 30.

The impeccable harmonies, glamorous costumes and synchronised dance steps of Marcella Puppini, Kate Mullins and Stephanie O’Brien have won hearts all over the world.

Barbara Dickson whose singing career has spanned six decades and who has appeared  as an actor on stage and TV (Blood Brothers, Spend, Spend, Spend, Band of Gold) will wow with her powerful voice on July 31.

Irish instrumental band Lúnasa performs with Derbyshire’s own award-winning folk singer Bella Hardy and The Midnight Watch on August 1.

Ivor Novello award-winners, The Feeling are back on tour and they will make an appearance at the Opera House on August 2.

The following night the Last Night of The Summer Proms will provide a commemorative programme to mark the 100th anniversary of The Great War.

From The Jam, featuring former Jam bassist Bruce Foxton, will be taking part in the mini festival on August 4.

They will play hits including Down In The Tube Station at Midnight, Going Underground, Town Called Malice and The Modern World.

Closing Summer Pops Week 2014 on August 5 will be The Big Chris Barber Band – celebrating his diamond jubilee as a band leader with a 60th anniversary tour.

Chris formed his first band in 1949 at the age of 19 and has since gone on to become not only one of Europe’s most successful and influential bandleaders, but a bona fide jazz legend too.

With his ten-piece band featuring a seven-strong front line Chris will play a selection of his favourites from his roots in the New Orleans style to the early music of Duke Ellington and Sidney Bechet and of course When The Saints. It will be an exciting and moving evening of world-class jazz.

To buy tickets or for more information call the Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or go online to http://wwwbuxtonoperahouse.org.uk