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Russell Watson, Russell Kane Sigma and more announced for the Woodland Sessions this summer

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Russell Watson, Russell Kane Sigma and more announced for the Woodland Sessions this summer

After a hugely successful debut last year, it was recently announced that The Woodland Sessions would be returning to Robin Hill this summer, with 5 shows billed as “Exceptional talent in an exceptional setting”.

And now it has been revealed that Russell Watson, Russell Kane, and Sigma are just 3 of the many big acts playing The Woodland Sessions during July & August.

Described as “a unique series of intimate outdoor concerts” the shows will take place in Robin Hill’s unique, illuminated woodland valley.



After last year’s sell out show, Woodland Sessions Comedy kicks off the summer series on Friday 15th July with well-known TV comedians Russell Kane, Marcus Brigstocke, Angela Barnes, and Suzi Ruffell.

Woodland Sessions Party on Saturday July 16th sees the popular return of the hugely in demand, Rhythm Of The 90’s, the UK’s undisputed number one 90’s dance covers party starters.

26 years on from supporting Oasis at their legendary Knebworth concerts, the world’s biggest Beatles tribute show, The Bootleg Beatles make their Isle Of Wight debut at Woodland Sessions Icons on Friday 22nd July, complete with a strings and brass ensemble and 40 years of international sell out shows behind them.

Woodland Sessions Dance on Friday August 12th brings back memories of Bestival’s past at Robin Hill. The Island’s most exciting summer dance party stars two of the world’s finest drum & bass acts. Sigma have been at the forefront of the UK scene for over 10 years, attracting stars such as Take That, Paloma Faith, Rita Ora, Labrinth and Birdy to lend their vocals to their radio-friendly cross over hits, whilst Dimension is at the forefront of a new wave of dance music headliners.

The ever so catchy Desire – a collaboration with Sub Focus – is frequently played on BBC Radio 1, three years on from its release, and is hailed by many as one of the best DnB singles ever produced.

And the summer series bows out with another Isle Of Wight debut performance. Woodland Sessions Classical on Saturday 13th August features a very rare intimate show from one of the world’s very best classical singers, Russell Watson.

Described by the New York Times as a performer “who sings like Pavarotti and entertains like Sinatra” Russell’s career has seen him perform for some of the world’s most notable figures including the Queen, the late Pope John Paul II, former US presidents Bill Clinton and George W Bush, and the Emperor of Japan.

His performance at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth games in 2002, was watched by a worldwide TV audience of over one billion!


Robin Hill Park Manager James Crofts said;

“We’re over the moon that we’re able to bring The Woodland Sessions back for a second year to further enhance Robin Hill’s, and indeed the Island’s, exciting summer season of events. To attract talent such as Russell Watson to The Woodland Sessions in only our second year is a huge coup.

There’s truly something for everyone at the Woodland Sessions and we can’t wait to welcome old friends and new to these unique shows”


Keith Penny, owner of island-based events production company ….with a difference said;

“As Bestival proved for many years, Robin Hill is an unrivalled venue for first class outdoor entertainment and that’s exactly what we’re striving for. Each night features acts at the very forefront of their particular genre of entertainment. From the world’s longest running Fab 4 tribute show, through to a fab four of TV’s most familiar comedians. Completing our series with two of UK dance music’s coolest DJ’s / producers and then an intimate show with a world famous classical artist of the calibre of Russell Watson shows we’re truly bringing exceptional talent to an exceptional setting. 97% of last year’s ticket buyers said they would return – can we make it 100% this year?!”

Capacity is limited per night and tickets are on sale here.

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