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Two of this year’s Rochester Castle Concerts have now completely sold out, so anyone looking forward to going along to the other two should book without delay.

Tickets are sold out for legendary rockers Status Quo, who will kick off this year’s More

Billy Ocean is back in Medway.

The chart-topping soul singer will be at The Central Theatre on Friday, 17 May and tickets to see the popular, global superstar – who was a hit at last year’s castle concerts – are sold out.

WOMANBilly will be supported by WOMAN when he appears at Chatham. Three world-class singers – Mazz Murray, Gina Murray and Emma Kershaw – perform their own arrangements of typically male songs to surprising effect. The uniqueness of WOMAN lies in the awesome vocal talents of these three formidable singers

The Wanted: Like you didn't know that

The Wanted: Like you didn’t know that

Boy band heartthrobs The Wanted will perform at Rochester’s Castle Concerts on Thursday, 18 July.

Max, Nathan, Tom, Jay and Siva have become one of Britain’s biggest pop bands since they first performed here alongside the Saturdays in 2010, wowing the crowds with their ferociously infectious tunes, rock solid friendship and laddish charms,
Shortly after they played their début single All Time Low on the Castle Concerts stage, it went straight to number one on its first week of release, and was nominated for Best British Single at the Brit Awards. The band has now notched up four anthemic top five singles and two number ones, and been viewed more than 30 million times on YouTube views.

Now the boys are back in town to thank their legions of Medway fans for all the support, headlining their own show with hits including All Time Low and Glad You Came, plus tracks from their new album Third Strike. For more information about The Wanted visit

On Friday, 19 July it’s time to party with a fabulous 80s Night featuring Tony Hadley, ABC, and Go West.

Spandau Ballet; Tony Hadley

Spandau Ballet; Tony Hadley

As lead singer of New Romantic pioneers Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley has earned the accolade of being one of pop music’s greatest vocalists, fronting countless smash hits including Gold, Only When You Leave, Lifeline and the epic Through The Barricades, as well as his prominent vocal contributions to the Band Aid and Live Aid.

Martin Fry of ABC

Martin Fry of ABC

More than thirty years since their iconic début album The Lexicon of Love, 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 their massive 80s hits including Call Me, Don’t Look Down and We Close Our Eyes. Brit Pop rockers The Fortunate will be the supporting act.

Tickets for both concerts will go on sale at 10am on Monday, 4 March.

Fans are already booking fast to see legendary rockers Status Quo who will kick off the Castle Concerts on Wednesday, 17 July. Tickets are also on sale for the ever popular Castle Proms on Saturday 20 July, when the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and special guests will perform a rousing selection of flag waving favourites including Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and the 1812 Overture, complete with a stunning fireworks display.

Tickets cost £35 for The Wanted, 80s Night and Status Quo and £30 for the Castle Proms.
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 intimate setting and amazing atmosphere as well as the calibre of performers 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 are available online at online at or in person at The Central and Brook Theatre Box or by phone on 01634 338338.

Please note that Castle Concerts tickets cannot currently be booked at the Visitor Information Centre.


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