Hampton Pool Trust
Hampton Pool Summer Picnic Concerts

The History and Purpose of the Summer Picnic Concerts

Nearly twenty years of entertainment, fundraising and building awareness of Hampton Pool

The Hampton Pool Summer Picnic Concerts started in a modest fashion over two nights in 2002. Taking advantage of the natural mini amphitheatre in the Pool grounds, a unique series of summer events to raise funds for the development of the Pool were created and have continued, with very few exceptions, every year since.

Over the years, the events have grown to six nights annually and have become a recognised part of the summer festival season in south west London, raising in the region of £100k each year for the Trust. Although external suppliers are paid at commercial rates (eg for the stage, lighting, bar drinks etc), the events are organised and run entirely by volunteers which means that the maximum possible surplus is raised each year to contribute to the future development of the Pool.

Artistically, the Summer Series punches above its weight in terms of the world class performers who have appeared (some several times) over the years. Just a few of the names include: 10cc; ABC; Joan Armatrading; Average White Band; Canned Heat; Lulu; The Stranglers and Ten Years After.

The concerts take place over three weekends in July each year and tickets go on sale at the end of February/early March. They tend to sell out quickly, so sign up to our mailing list to make sure you’re one of the first to hear about them!

Summer Picnic Concerts Gallery

Some of the early promotional posters for the fundraising concert series.

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2010

Gallery of artists that have graced our stage

and a taste of the atmosphere

Lightning Seeds
Lightning Seeds
Live at Hampton Pool in 2010
the Stranglers
the Stranglers
Live at Hampton Pool in 2015
Kid Creole & The Coconuts
Kid Creole & The Coconuts
Live at Hampton Pool in 2015
The Bootleg Beatles
The Bootleg Beatles
Live at Hampton Pool in 2014
Elkie Brooks
Elkie Brooks
Live at Hampton Pool in 2010
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
at Hampton Pool in 2013
Paul Carrack
Paul Carrack
Live at Hampton Pool in 2012
Average White Band
Average White Band
Live at Hampton Pool in 2014
Show of Hands
Show of Hands
Live at Hampton Pool in 2013
The Zombies
The Zombies
Live at Hampton Pool in 2013
Hampton Pool
The Pool at sunset
in 2013
City Funk Orchestra
City Funk Orchestra
Live at Hampton Pool in 2017
Wilko Johnson Band
Wilko Johnson Band
Live at Hampton Pool in 2017
Brit Floyd
Brit Floyd
Live at Hampton Pool in 2012
Chris Farlowe
Chris Farlowe
Live at Hampton Pool in 2013
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
at Hampton Pool in 2014
Nearly Dan
Nearly Dan
Live at Hampton Pool in 2013
Average White Band
Average White Band
Live at Hampton Pool in 2014
10cc
10cc
Live at Hampton Pool in 2010
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
at Hampton Pool in 2014
The Rollin’ Stoned
The Rollin’ Stoned
Live at Hampton Pool in 2014
Hampton Pool
The Pool at sunset
in 2014
The Blockheads
The Blockheads
Live at Hampton Pool in 2014
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
Ben: Michael Jackson
Live at Hampton Pool in 2017
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
at Hampton Pool in 2017
Jason Donovan
Jason Donovan
Live at Hampton Pool in 2017
Waterloo: Abba
Waterloo: Abba
Live at Hampton Pool in 2017
City Funk Orchestra
City Funk Orchestra
Live at Hampton Pool in 2017
The Albion Band
The Albion Band
Live at Hampton Pool in 2013
Bootleg Blondie
Bootleg Blondie
Live at Hampton Pool in 2016
Waterloo: Abba
The Carpenters Story
Live at Hampton Pool in 2013
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Live at Hampton Pool in 2012
Paul Young
Paul Young
Live at Hampton Pool in 2016
Kast Off Kinks
Kast Off Kinks
Live at Hampton Pool in 2017
The Selecter
The Selecter
Live at Hampton Pool in 2016
ELO Experience
ELO Experience
Live at Hampton Pool in 2015
Hayley Westenra
Hayley Westenra
Live at Hampton Pool in 2009
Bootleg Blondie
the Stranglers
Live at Hampton Pool in 2015
Courtney Pine
Courtney Pine
Live at Hampton Pool in 2008
Darts
Darts
Live at Hampton Pool in 2014
Killer Queen
Killer Queen
Live at Hampton Pool in 2015
Bootleg Blondie
the Stranglers
Live at Hampton Pool in 2015
Nine Below Zero
Nine Below Zero
Live at Hampton Pool in 2008
The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra
The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra
Live at Hampton Pool in 2016
Katrina
Katrina
(from Katrina and the Waves) Live at Hampton Pool in 2019
T•Rextasy
T•Rextasy
Live at Hampton Pool in 2015
Waterloo: Abba
Waterloo: Abba
Live at Hampton Pool in 2017
Matt Cardle and the Trevor Horn Band
Matt Cardle and the Trevor Horn Band
Live at Hampton Pool in 2019
The Blues Band
The Blues Band
Live at Hampton Pool in 2019
ABC
ABC
Live at Hampton Pool in 2019
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
at Hampton Pool in 2013
Turin Brakes
Turin Brakes
Live at Hampton Pool in 2012
Heaven 17
Heaven 17
Live at Hampton Pool in 2014
Ten Years After
Ten Years After
Live at Hampton Pool in 2019
Brit Floyd
Brit Floyd
Live at Hampton Pool in 2012
Lol Creme and the Trevor Horn Band
Lol Creme and the Trevor Horn Band
Live at Hampton Pool in 2019
Never The Bride
Never The Bride
Live at Hampton Pool in 2019
Hampton Pool
The Pool at sunset
in 2019
Ben: Michael Jackson
Ben: Michael Jackson
Live at Hampton Pool in 2017
Lol Creme and the Trevor Horn Band
Ticket scanning
and ‘print at home’ tickets in 2019
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames
Live at Hampton Pool in 2017
Jason Donovan
Jason Donovan
Live at Hampton Pool in 2017
Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band
Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band
Live at Hampton Pool in 2017
The Bootleg Beatles
The Bootleg Beatles
Live at Hampton Pool in 2014
Average White Band
Average White Band
Live at Hampton Pool in 2014
10cc
10cc
Live at Hampton Pool in 2010
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
at Hampton Pool in 2013
Chas & Dave
Chas & Dave
Live at Hampton Pool in 2014
Andy Fairweather Low
Andy Fairweather Low
Live at Hampton Pool in 2017
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
at Hampton Pool in 2017
Sam Tanner
Sam Tanner
Live at Hampton Pool in 2019
Exotic Tagine
Exotic Tagine
Food at Hampton Pool in 2014
Midge Ure
Midge Ure
Live at Hampton Pool in 2013
Canned Heat
Canned Heat
Live at Hampton Pool in 2018
Absolute Bowie
Absolute Bowie
Live at Hampton Pool in 2015
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
at Hampton Pool in 2015
the Trevor Horn Band
the Trevor Horn Band
Live at Hampton Pool in 2019
The Coconuts
The Coconuts
Live at Hampton Pool in 2010
Paul Carrack
Paul Carrack
Live at Hampton Pool in 2019
Life On Mars
Life On Mars
Live at Hampton Pool in 2018
Cregan & Co.
Cregan & Co.
Live at Hampton Pool in 2017
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
at Hampton Pool in 2014
Bellowhead
Bellowhead
Live at Hampton Pool in 2012
the Trevor Horn Band
the Trevor Horn Band
Live at Hampton Pool in 2014
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Live at Hampton Pool in 2012
Nik Kershaw
Nik Kershaw
Live at Hampton Pool in 2016
Ruby Turner
Ruby Turner
Live at Hampton Pool in 2016
The James Taylor Quartet
The James Taylor Quartet
Live at Hampton Pool in 2014
The Rollin’ Stoned
The Rollin’ Stoned
Live at Hampton Pool in 2014
Slim Chance
Slim Chance
Live at Hampton Pool in 2013
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
at Hampton Pool in 2014
10cc
10cc
Live at Hampton Pool in 2014
Doctor Feelgood
Doctor Feelgood
Live at Hampton Pool in 2018
The Bootleg Beatles
The Bootleg Beatles
Live at Hampton Pool in 2014
The Illegal Eagles
The Illegal Eagles
Live at Hampton Pool in 2016
Kid Creole & The Coconuts
Kid Creole & The Coconuts
Live at Hampton Pool in 2010
The James Taylor Quartet
The James Taylor Quartet
Live at Hampton Pool in 2014
The Pretty Things
The Pretty Things
Live at Hampton Pool in 2016
Never The Bride
Never The Bride
Live at Hampton Pool in 2019
DJ Mick Brown
DJ Mick Brown
entertaining at Hampton Pool in 2016
The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra
The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra
Live at Hampton Pool in 2016
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames
Live at Hampton Pool in 2017
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
Summer Picnic Concert Audience
at Hampton Pool in 2017
The Carnabys
The Carnabys
Live at Hampton Pool in 2015
Shakatak
Shakatak
Live at Hampton Pool in 2016
The Blues Band
The Blues Band
Live at Hampton Pool in 2019
City Funk Orchestra
City Funk Orchestra
Live at Hampton Pool in 2017
Waterloo: Abba
Waterloo: Abba
Live at Hampton Pool in 2017
Katrina
Katrina
(from Katrina and the Waves) Live at Hampton Pool in 2019
Darts
Darts
Live at Hampton Pool in 2014
Hampton Pool
Sunset at Hampton Pool
in 2014
Ten Years After
Ten Years After
Live at Hampton Pool in 2019
the Trevor Horn Band
the Trevor Horn Band
Live at Hampton Pool in 2019
The Illegal Eagles
The Illegal Eagles
Live at Hampton Pool in 2016
The Blockheads
The Blockheads
Live at Hampton Pool in 2014
Paul Carrack
Paul Carrack
Live at Hampton Pool in 2019