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X Factor's Sam Bailey at Rochester gig, alongside Shane Filan, Britain’s Got Talent finalists Jack Pack and The Voice singer Jamie Johnson

04 July 2014
by Jenni Horn

The line-up for one of this year’s Castle Concerts in Rochester has been given the X Factor.

Sam Bailey, who won the ITV talent show last year, has been added to the bill on Thursday, July 17.

She will be performing on the same night as Westlife heartthrob Shane Filan, Britain’s Got Talent finalists Jack Pack and Gillingham singer Jamie Johnson, who appeared on The Voice.

X Factor winner Sam Bailey

X Factor winner Sam Bailey

Since winning X Factor in December, Sam has topped the UK charts with her debut single Skyscraper, supported Beyonce on tour and released a number one album.

The former prison officer was born in Bexley and went to North West Kent College in Dartford.

She will be showing off her baby bump on stage in Rochester after announcing she is expecting her third child in December. She is already mum to daughter, Brooke, eight, and Tommy, five.

Former Westlife star Shane Filan

Former Westlife star Shane Filan

Cllr Howard Doe, in charge of community services, said: “The line up for Thursday, July 17, is now bursting at the seams with great acts.

“The 2014 Castle Concerts are just round the corner now the jam packed Thursday night has something for everyone. Buy tickets now to make sure you don’t miss out.”

Tickets cost £35. Visit, call 01634 338338 or buy in person at the Central or Brook theatres box offices in Chatham or the Visitor Information Centre in Rochester.

  • Don't miss the Medway Messenger on Monday for an exclusive interview with Shane Filan ahead of his Rochester Castle Concerts gig. 

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