He said: “I love performing in the UK and especially at an outdoor concert. I’m looking forward to seeing my fans again at Upton Country Park in June and promise them a fantastic occasion.”
Connecticut-born Michael has written with some of the greatest and most diverse talent of our time, including Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, BB King, Lady Gaga and Diane Warren.
His songs have been recorded by the likes of KISS, Kanye West, Jay Z, Barbra Streisand and Cher.
Michael’s special guest support act will be announced shortly.
The three-night Upton House Music Festival held at the idyllic country park also includes a Classic Spectacular on Thursday, 8 June starring Sir Bryn Terfel, Escala, the BSO Concert Orchestra and soloist Lauren Fagan.
There is also an 80s Extravaganza on Friday, 9 June featuring R&B superstar Billy Ocean, singing sensation Kim Wilde and punk princess Toyah.
Tickets for the event are available now, with various hospitality packages also available.
New for 2017’s Upton House Music Festival are two-day and three-day tickets.
See the website www.uptonhousemusicfestival.co.uk for details or call 01202 255161.