Internationally renowned singer-songwriter Michael will appear in an appearance exclusive to Upton.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Monday, February 6 and are sure to sell fast.
It is a real coup for organisers to have multi-million record selling Michael perform at the three-day festival.
He has won two Grammys, six American Music Awards and has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
His new single, Old Time Rock’n’Roll has this week been playlisted by BBC Radio 2 and is getting lots of airplay.
Festival spokesman Stephen McManus said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured Michael’s services for Upton House Music Festival.
“He is one of the world’s leading performers and the festival will be a wonderful opportunity to see him in a festival setting. He always puts on a fantastic show and I am looking forward to it immensely.”
Michael, whose new album Songs Of Cinema is out on February 10, has sold more than 60 million records worldwide.
His new album – the 27th in a career spanning 40 years – includes classics such as When A Man Loves A Woman, Stand By Me, I Will Always Love You, Cupid and As Time Goes By.
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.
News release issued by:
Cliff Moore, Account Director
Deep South Media