Legendary Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison is the latest act to be added to the bill of the Hampton Court Palace Festival.

Van the Man, as he is known to his fans, returns to the stage at the historic royal palace having last performed at Henry VIII’s home in 2012.

The six time Grammy Award winner will perform some of his classic hits including Brown Eyed Girl, Bright Side of the Road and Have I Told You Lately That I Love You.

Also on the line up for the summer festival, which takes place from June 11 to 25, are The Beach Boys, Jamie Cullum George Benson, Dionne Warwick, Rick Astley and Jason Donovan and Jools Holland.

Two classical evenings with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will take place in the open air courtyard.

Hampton Court Palace Festival is renowned for creating an unforgettable experience and festival goers can also arrive ahead of the concert to enjoy picnics on the Palace Garden lawn or underneath a gazebo alongside the Thames before the show gets started.

Van Morrison at the Hampton Court Palace Festival; Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Court Road, East Molesey; June 16, 8.30pm; £70 and £60; visit hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com.