Rochester Castle Concerts line-up announced

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SOME of the biggest names from the 80s will be rocking Rochester Castle this summer after the final headliners were announced for the hugely popular Castle Concerts.

On Friday, July 19, Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley, ABC and Go West will unite for a star-studded show with rockers The Fortunate completing the bill.

They will come hot on the heels of Thursday’s headliners, The Wanted.

The pop act have become one of the biggest names in the charts, with two number one singles to their name. They are no strangers to Rochester having performed alongside girl group The Saturdays in 2010.

The Castle Concerts series had already confirmed Status Quo as headliners for the first day on July 17, and the traditional Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will wrap things up in style on the Saturday, with the Castle Proms.

Medway Council’s portfolio holder for community services, Howard Doe, said: “The Castle Concerts are unique among music festivals in the south east because of their initimate setting and the 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.”

Tickets for The Wanted go on sale on Monday at £35.

The 80s Night will also cost £35. Already on sale are the Status Quo and Castle Proms shows.

Last year’s concerts included headline performances from the likes of reformed pop group Steps, Jools Holland, and soul legends Billy Ocean and Alexander O’Neal.

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