Musical magic at CONKERS this summer

CONKERS is presenting a range of bands and performers in its covered ampitheatre this summer to satisfy all music fans. The programme includes tributes to some of the world’s biggest and most popular music stars including Lionel Richie, David Bowie, Beach Boys, Dolly Parton, Little Mix, Spice Girls, Jersey Boys, ELO, Simon & Garfunkel, Travelling Wilburys, ABBA, The Eagles and George Michael.

CONKERS is located at the heart of The National Forest on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border. Some of the acts playing at CONKERS this summer include:

Lionel Richie Songbook plus David Bowie (performed by Jean Genie)
Saturday 2 June
Endorsed by Lionel Richie, this brand new production features the awesome talent of Michael Pitt as the voice of Lionel Richie in a high-octane show that includes all of the greatest hits.

Islands in The Stream - The music of Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
Saturday 9 June
Stacked with country music’s greatest hits: Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, I Will Always Love You, Coward of the County, Love is Like a Butterfly and Lady – enjoy the awesome vocals and gentle humour of Dolly and Kenny’s legendary live shows.

Beached Boys
Saturday 16 June

Listen in amazement as The Beached Boys recreate the super summer sounds of inspirational and very different California group The Beach Boys.

Little Chix & Spice Forever
Saturday 30 June

Introducing Britain’s BEST Little Mix tribute act, Little Chix and Spice Forever, the most authentic Spice Girls tribute act in the UK for a girl band extravaganza.

Jersey Boys Tribute
Friday 6 July

The boys take you back to where it all began, recreating cover versions of 1950s songs as the Four Seasons did, including hits such as, Still of the Night, Oh! Carol, Teenager in Love and Why Do Fools Fall in Love.

The ELO Experience plus Simon & Garfunkel (performed by Sound of Simon)
Saturday 7 July

Back in the 1970s and 80s, Jeff Lynne wrote some of the best songs ever including Mr Blue Sky, Sweet Talking Woman, Turn To Stone, Evil Woman and this evening will re-create those sounds of the fabulous Electric Light Orchestra.

The Magic of Motown - Celebrating the sound of a generation
Saturday 14 July

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show - one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history - steams into town with 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits.

Travelling Wilburys Tribute
Saturday 21 July

The late 1980s saw the birth of one of the most famous and memorable super groups of all time – The Travelling Wilburys - featuring five individual icons in their own right.

Bee Gees Tribute
Saturday 28 July

Now in their 18th year as the world’s premier tribute to the Bee Gees, Stayin’ Alive continue to tour all corners of the globe with their number one show.

Thank You for The Music - The ultimate tribute to ABBA
Saturday 11 August

Record-breaking movies, smash-hit West End musicals, chart-topping albums and singles – ABBA’s incredible legacy now lives on in concert with this all-new spectacular show.

Talon Best of the Eagles
Saturday 18 August

Talon showcase all of the classic Eagles hits from the timeless back catalogue.

Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael
Friday 24 August

Direct from London’s West End comes the UK’s biggest George Michael tribute show so get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating a global superstar.

SuperSonic 70s
Saturday 25 August

The SuperSonic 70s Show will take you down memory lane with some of the biggest classic hits from the 70s including Queen, The Carpenters, Wings, The Osmonds, David Cassidy, Elton John, T.Rex and Olivia Newton John, plus many more.

Tickets for all of the performances can be booked online at or by calling 01283 216 633.

Nicky Carlton at CONKERS said: “Some of the global superstars of the musical world will be represented at CONKERS this summer so find your favourite and come along to our covered ampitheatre to sing-a-long and dance the night away!”