Avril Lavigne announces headline performance at Bedford Summer Sessions

Before Avril Lavigne plays shows in Cardiff and Manchester with Simple Plan, the Canadian pop-punk star will be performing a one-off date in Bedford.

Avril has just been announced as one of the headliners for the inaugural TK Maxx presents Bedford Summer Sessions, which takes place at Bedford Park on Saturday, June 29. This set is billed as Avril’s only ‘south of England’ gig of the year (their words and not ours, geography nerds), while elsewhere the Summer Sessions will host Tom Jones, James, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Jess Glynne, and DJ Pete Tong’s Ibiza Classics on other dates.

On either side of this trio of UK dates, of course, Avril will be on the road across North America for a massive Greatest Hits Tour, with support coming from All Time Low, Simple Plan, Royal & The Serpent and girlfriends. It’s not yet been confirmed whether Bedford Summer Sessions will also feature a greatest hits setlist, but either way it’s guaranteed that there’ll be a whole bunch of massive tunes.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 16 at 9am.