Boyband The Wanted and Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley to headline Rochester Castle Concerts 2013
By MariaSoleil | Friday, March 01, 2013, 11:35
BOYBAND The Wanted and Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley are due to perform at Rochester's Castle Concerts in July.
Boyband The Wanted are due to perform at the Rochester Castle Concerts in July 2013 (Photo: ellasportfolio | Flickr - used under a Creative Commons licence)
Veteran rockers Status Quo will also be performing at the Rochester Castle Concerts this year - for the fourth time (Photo: Headmusic | Flickr - used under a Creative Commons licence)
It will be the second appearance at the concerts for The Wanted, who have released four top five singles including All Time Low and Glad You Came.
The Brit-nominated band - made up of Max, Nathan, Tom, Jay and Siva - will perform tracks from their new album Third Strike on Thursday 18 July .
Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley will take to the stage in an 80s Night featuring ABC and Go West at the concerts.
The singer, famous for hits including Gold, Only When You Leave, Lifeline and Through The Barricades, is set to perform to crowds on Friday 19 July.
Meanwhile Martin Fry and ABC will be showcasing hit Tears are not Enough, Poison Arrow, The Look of Love and All of My Heart, while Go West's Peter Cox and Richard Drummie will get the crowds rocking to 80s hits including Call Me, Don't Look Down and We Close Our Eyes. Brit Pop rockers The Fortunate will be the supporting act.
Fans are already booking fast to see legendary rockers Status Quo who will kick off the Castle Concerts.
Quo, who have been making music for five decades, will appear in Medway on Wednesday 17 July as part of their upcoming world tour.
The band, which features founding members Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt, last performed at the concerts in 2010, 2008 and 2005.
The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and special guests will also perform in Rochester Castle Gardens on Saturday 20 July, with a finale of fireworks and flag waving favourites including Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and the 1812 Overture.
Medway Council's portfolio holder for community services Cllr Howard Doe said: "The Castle Concerts are unique among music festivals in the south-east because of their initimate setting and amazing atmosphere as well as the calibre of perfomers who play here.
"It really is one of the few places you can really get close up to some of the best live performers around, and we're very proud of this year's line up which once again offers something for everyone.
"I hope everyone will book early and look forward to enjoying one of the real highlights of the summer in Medway".
Tickets for both concerts will go on sale at 10am on Monday 4 March. They cost £35 for The Wanted, 80s Night and Status Quo and £30 for the Castle Proms, and will be available to buy online here, in person at The Central and Brook Theatre, or by phone on 01634 338338.
Castle Concerts tickets cannot currently be booked at the Visitor Information Centre.