Following the success of his spellbinding ‘Legends’ show at last year’s Glastonbury, Lionel Richie is the first artist to be announced for next year’s Eden Sessions.

Set at the Biomes at Cornwall’s Eden Project, Lionel will hit the stage on Tuesday 14th June. Of the announcement, the US star said “I had such a great time in the UK this year and I can’t wait to visit new places and meet new people. Performing at Glastonbury for the first time was such a thrill for me and given me an appetite to do new things in the UK. I know these shows are going to be very special.”

Meanwhile the Eden Project’s Marketing Director Rita Broe added “What a massive honour it is to announce that the legend Lionel Richie will headline at the Eden Sessions next summer! His 30 years of hits have been like a soundtrack to many of our lives. Hearing him perform those hits for the first time in Cornwall, against the backdrop of biomes, will be incredible – and what a way to start the Sessions season! Much dancing on the celling ahead!.”

Tickets go onsale next Tuesday (8th December) direct from the Eden Sessions website, here.