ROCHESTER CASTLE CONCERTS 6TH – 9TH JULY 2023 are proud to announce the line-up additions of Soul II Soul & Tunde (Lighthouse Family)to Sugababes headline show on Sunday 9th July, supported by New Hope Club.
The spectacular line up at this year’s 4 day non-camping adult festival includes; Nile Rodgers & Chic, Soft Cell, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Peter Hook & The Light, Incognito, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Lee Field’s, Ibibio Sound Machine and many more performing in the grounds of Rochester Castle, Kent. The festival is now in it’s 3rd year and firmly established as a must see Summer event in the South East & Greater London.
Sugababes became one of the most successful British girlbands of the 21st century with six Number One singles, millions of global sales and multiple, multi-platinum albums. Along the way they told one of the most spectacular stories of the modern pop era, but it all started with one song, three voices and a mysterious white label 7”. Fast forward two decades, the original line up of Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy arrived back in full force.
Soul II Soul, Featuring, founder Jazzie B (OBE) and original member Caron Wheeler are a British Grammy and Brit Award winning musical collective, who have featured prolifically on hundreds of Club Classics playlists and compilations. Well-known for their huge late 80’s/ early 90’s Hits Keep On Moving & Back to Life. Ivor Novello award winning, Jazzie B is considered, to be one of the Great Black British artists who pioneered UK Soul Music becoming a mainstream genre worldwide. More info on Soul II Soul here: https://soul2soul.co.uk/about/
Tunde, former lead singer with the band Lighthouse Family whose debut album Ocean Drive became 6 x platinum in its first year of release, featured the bands top 5 hit Lifted and spent 154 weeks on its release in the UK album chart (That’s nearly 3 years!) has sold over 15 million albums throughout his career. Now a solo artist Tunde is performing songs inspired by the great 1970’s rock troubadours.
Just 35 minutes by train from London’s St Pancras station, Rochester Castle stands on the East bank of the River Medway in the pretty Cathedral Town of Rochester, Kent. The beautiful 12th-century tower is one of the best preserved in England. Rochester served as a strategically important royal castle. Set in stunning gardens, the English Heritage property will once again, be opening it’s doors to welcome music lovers this Summer.
ROCHESTER CASTLE CONCERTS LINE UP
6 JUL 23 NILE RODGERS & CHIC, INCOGNITO & GUESTS
7 JUL 23 SOFT CELL, PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT & GUESTS
8 JUL 23 FAT FREDDY’S DROP, GENTLEMANS DUB CLUB,
LEE FIELDS, IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE, LOUIS BAKER
9 JUL 23 SUGABABES, SOUL II SOUL, TUNDE, NEW HOPE CLUB & GUESTS