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McFly lead acts for Castle Concerts 2009


Pop-rock sensations, McFly will be headlining this year’s Castle Concerts.

Medway Council, which organises the annual musical extravaganza revealed this year’s line up on Friday .

McFly are a huge coup for the event with a massive teen following and chart success including seven number one singles and two number one albums.

They will play live and their catchy tracks, including Five Colours in her Hair, are sure to get the crowds going.

Tribute act, the Counterfeit Stones will launch the 2009 series on July 15. The band have performed at hundreds of venues, including the Albert Hall, Hammersmith Palais and Kew Gardens .

Mick Jagger has described them as the ‘most famous Stones tribute band’.

Concerts favourite Jools Holland will also be returning for the seventh consecutive time to the castle, and will be joined on stage by Dave Edmunds, Gilson Lavis and Ruby Turner .

The Castle Proms concert will again feature The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, who will be complemented by Tenor Alfie Boe.

The concerns are probably the most eagerly anticipated events of the summer calendar in Medway.

More than 600 people living in the Towns had signed up for email alerts to be the first to find out who would be performing.

Cllr Howard Doe, leisure portfolio holder for Medway Council, said: “I think we have a better line-up than we did last year and it’s great we’ve got McFly.

“Hopefully lots of youngsters will want to bring their parents long for the concert, as we tried to keep the ticket prices as low as we could.

“I also think there will be a great crowd in the grounds for the Counterfeit Stones, hopefully people will come dressed up appropriately and enjoy the performance in true Stones’ style.

Carl Madjitey, Medway Council’s events manager, added: “I’m really excited about this year’s line up, it’s superb.

“The calibre of musicians is great and I think people in Medway can look forward to all four of them.”

• The Counterfeit Stones will be performing on Wednesday, July 15.

• Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues band will be at the castle on Thursday, July 16.

•McFly will be performing on Friday, July 17.

• The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra round off the concert series, on Saturday, July 18.

Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday, March 20.

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