Tom Jones and Madness are the latest headliners set to grace the stage at Southampton's newest festival next year. 

They join Kaiser Chiefs and Nile Rodgers & CHIC on the growing line-up of unmissable acts who will take over Southampton’s Guildhall Square for Summer Sessions from June 15 to 30.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday (December 1) at 9am via

Vocal legend Tom Jones will captivate audiences with his powerful voice and charisma on Saturday June 15.

For over six decades, he has recorded timeless classics including It’s Not Unusual, She’s A Lady and Sexbomb, selling more than 100 million records and proving an influential figure in the music industry.

Sir Tom’s career has been filled with numerous honours and accolades, including a deeply cherished knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II and multiple BRIT Awards.

Madness will appear the following night (Sunday June 16). The quintessential British band, rooted in ska with a pop flair, has been a fixture in the UK music scene since the late 1970s.

Daily Echo: Madness will appear at Summer Sessions in Southampton's Guilhdall Square next June

Known for humorous lyrical storytelling and blending ska rhythms with catchy melodies, they've carved a unique niche in the music world.

Hits like Our House and Baggy Trousers are synonymous with their quirky and upbeat style and have cemented their status as one of the UK’s most beloved bands, with a legacy that continues to delight fans of all ages.

“Uniting these extraordinary acts for Southampton Summer Sessions fills us with huge pride and excitement,” said Peter Taylor, co-founder or live music and event promoters Cuffe & Taylor.

"Sir Tom Jones and Madness are both legends in their own right and will bring some truly unforgettable nights to Southampton’s Guildhall Square next summer. We can’t wait to see you there."

Daily Echo: Summer Sessions will take over Guildhall Square in June 2024

Founded in 2013, Summer Sessions have become a much-loved and highly anticipated live music series in Scotland with events taking place in cities including Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Headliners have included Eminem, Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar, Florence + The Machine and David Guetta.

Southampton has been added to the series for the first time in 2024.